% 2021 The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
* Fetal heart rhabdomyomatosis: a single-center experience.
- Objectives: The primary aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of fetal heart tumors in a single tertiary referral center over a period of 15 years. The secondary aim was to confirm the presence of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) through the evaluation of germline mutation in TSC1/TSC2 and assess the outcomes in affected fetuses and newborns.Methods: A retrospective study was conducted between 2003 and 2017. Fetal echocardiography was performed in the second trimester of pregnancy in the study population. The identification of heart tumors and further follow-up were performed by a pediatric cardiologist. Molecular genetic analysis was conducted on fetuses and children in cases where TSC was suspected.Results: In total, 39,018 fetuses were examined between 2003 and 2017. Heart tumors were detected in nine fetuses and were diagnosed as rhabdomyoma in all cases. We identified mutations in one of the TSC1 or TSC2 genes in all cases with multiple rhabdomyomas (8/9). In all born children (5/9), the genetically confirmed diagnosis of TSC was established, and clinically pathological deposits in the brain were found.Conclusion: Fetal heart tumors are usually represented by rhabdomyomas having a good cardiac prognosis. However, rhabdomyoma is usually the first symptom of TSC with a subsequent brain disorder and impaired neurological development.
% 2021 International journal of environmental research and public health
* Secular Trends in Height, Body Mass and Mean Menarche Age in Romanian Children and Adolescents, 1936-2016.
- Secular trends in anthropometric parameters have been documented in most European countries, but no data is available regarding Romanian. The aim of the study was to calculate secular trend in height, body mass and mean menarche age for Romanian children and adolescents.