A Case of Lipoma in the Right Atrium with Bilateral Leg Edema

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kinan Hospital, Tanabe, Japan)

Tomohiko Sakamoto Yasuhisa Shimazaki Keiji Iwata
An 80-year-old man complained of bilateral leg edema. Doppler echocardiography showed a mobile tumor (33mm) in the right atrium and severe tricuspid regurgitation with an atrial fibrillation. An operation was performed urgently. Excision of the tumor including the right atrial wall and tricuspid annuloplasty were done. Histologic study demonstrated lipoma and no malignancy. Bilateral leg edema disappeared, and the sinus rhythm was restored after the operation.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 37: 272-275 (2008)