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New Emirates Medical Journal

ISSN (Online): 0250-6882

Case Report

Large Right Ventricular Hemangioma Presented as Acute Pulmonary Embolism at Two Weeks Post-COVID19 Vaccination: A Case Report

Author(s): Essam Hassan*, Amr A. Arafat, Saeed Alahmadi, Asadullah Roomi and Adam I Adam

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2023

Published on: 13 June, 2023

Article ID: e120423215686 Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/0250688204666230412085052



Background: Right ventricular hemangioma is very rare. Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) and vaccination were documented to cause diverse thromboembolic phenomena.

Case Presentation: We report a large right ventricular hemangioma presented as acute pulmonary embolism two weeks after COVID-19 vaccination associated with acute kidney injury and significantly elevated Interleukin-6 (IL-6). There was no thrombocytopenia; therefore, the diagnosis of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VIIT) was deemed unlikely. The patient underwent emergency cardiac surgery. The mass was excised through a right atriotomy, and tricuspid annuloplasty was done. IL-6 normalized after six days with resolution of acute kidney injury.

Conclusion: Pulmonary embolism is a rare presentation of the right ventricular hemangioma, and COVID-19 vaccination could play a role in this presentation. Cardiac hemangioma could be associated with high IL-6 that resolves with excision.

Keywords: Cardiac tumors, COVID-19, Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, Pulmonary embolism, Vaccination, Ventricular hemangioma.

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