Giant Interatrial Septal Lipoma Filling the Right Atrium Causing Slight Symptoms: A Case Report

Giant Cardiac Lipoma

Authors

  • Mingxiang Chen, MD Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 401120, China
  • Fuping Li, MD Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 401120, China
  • Haitao Zhang, MD Adult Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100037, China
  • Zhuyun Qin, MD Adult Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100037, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.4135

Keywords:

cardiac tumor, cardiac lipoma, computed tomography angiography

Abstract

Cardiac lipoma is extremely rare. Here, we present a unique illustrative case of an interatrial septal lipoma protruding into the right atrium, causing symptoms in a 54-year-old male. Echocardiogram and computed tomography showed a well-shaped, giant, and fixed mass located in the interatrial septum and right atrium. The only manifestation was palpitation, though the mass filled almost all of the atrium and compressed the superior vena cava. The patient received resection of the large-sized lipoma, which was 87mm in diameter and weighed 300-400g. Pathological exam demonstrated mature lipocytes and substantiated the diagnosis of lipoma. The patient did well postoperatively, and symptoms were resolved.

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Published

2021-11-17

How to Cite

Chen, M., Li, F., Zhang, H., & Qin, Z. (2021). Giant Interatrial Septal Lipoma Filling the Right Atrium Causing Slight Symptoms: A Case Report: Giant Cardiac Lipoma. The Heart Surgery Forum, 24(6), E947-E949. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.4135

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