Giant pulmonary valve cyst in a 7-year-old child

Hani Ghawi, A. C. Polimenakos, Ismael Gonzalez, Raid Abdulla, John Bokowski

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This report describes the diagnosis and surgical management of a pulmonary valve cystic mass in a symptomatic 7-year-old boy. Cardiac valve cysts are extremely rare beyond the age of 6 months and typically not associated with symptoms. These lesions may grow, leading to progressive stenosis, regurgitation, or ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Therefore, these lesions should be monitored for change in size and/or, hemodynamic changes. Surgical intervention may be required for symptomatic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-658
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac valve cyst
  • Regurgitation
  • Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  • Stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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