A Rare Case of Intramyocardial Lipoma

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, and Department of Vascular Surgery*, Higashi Takarazuka Satoh Hospital, Takarazuka, Japan)

Kazuhiko Ishimaru Hiroto Iwasaki Toru Ishizaka
Hisashi Satoh Takashi Shintani* Takashi Shibuya*
A 72-year-old woman was admitted with a sensation of compression and shortness of breath. A mass was detected in the right atrium(RA)by transthoracic echocardiography. Preoperative chest computed tomography showed an RA tumor measuring 30×24mm in the lateral wall. We performed resection under the cardiopulmonary bypass. Histopathological examination confirmed that this tumor was a lipoma.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 39:325-327(2010)

Keywords:intramyocardial tumor, lipoma