Giant right ventricle infiltrative lipoma—a surgical success report

Michelle Mizrahi, Silvia Jimenez-Becerra, Guillermo E Castro-Lozano, Mario Gómez-Sánchez
2020 Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery  
Benign primary cardiac tumours are rare, with lipomas accounting for <9% of them. Their presentation varies depending on the size and location of the tumour, with the majority of the cases being asymptomatic. We are presenting a case of an extremely rare primary heart-tumour infiltrating the right ventricle (RV) compromising its function. RV lipomas are so unusual that there are no clear treatment guidelines. In this case, we decided to treat the patient with surgical resection of the
more » ... Although a total resection was not possible, due to the tumoural proximity to vital structures, a great portion of the tumour was removed, alleviating the patient's symptoms.
doi:10.1093/icvts/ivaa089 pmid:32642774 fatcat:hqrx7z6ojreubhnueuikpuko2q