Extensive recurrent cardiac lipoma

Craig M. Peters, Nishant Kalra, Vincent L. Sorrell

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A 56-year-old woman with a history of surgical removal of a invasive myocardial lipoma presented with progressive dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and severely impaired biventricular systolic function. Cardiac computed tomography was performed, showing extensive biventricular basal and mid-myocardial replacement by an infiltrating tumor that had the density of fat resulting in large aneurysms of the basal segments of both the ventricles. The patient is currently awaiting orthotopic heart transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-283
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Aneurysm
  • Lipoma
  • Myocardium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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