Most common heart cancers in children

Most common heart cancers in children

Most common benign pediatric heart cancers

Rhabdomyoma is the most common primary tumor of the heart and a more common cardiac tumor found in patients with tuberous sclerosis. Fibroma is the second most common tumor. Other tumors include fibroelastomas, hemangiomas, and lipomas, which are all rare in the pediatric patient. Myxomas are rare in children. Teratomas are the most common tumor of the pericardium.

Most common malignant pediatric cardiac/pericardial tumors?

Metastases are the most common malignant tumors of the heart and pericardium and may include leukemia, lymphoma, Wilms tumor, hepatoblastoma, neuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma, and osteosarcoma.


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