Published on:4th Mar, 2015
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2015; 6(1):45-48
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2015.1.9

    Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum Accompanied By Interatrial Septal Lipoma


    Erdal Gursul1*, Serdar Bayata2

    1Biga State Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Canakkale, Turkey

    2KatipCelebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Izmir, Turkey


    Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum (LHIS) is usually an incidentally detected benign disorder which is asymptomatic in most of the cases. On the other hand, cardiac lipomas are rare benign cardiac tumors. In transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) of a 77-year-old male patient, who was admitted with the complaint of dyspnea, homogeneous hypertrophic interatrial septum (IAS) was observed. Transesophageal echocardiography (TOE) detected a mass lesion on IAS in addition to LHIS. In cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), LHIS and an 18*16 mm diameter mass in line with lipoma was observed in interatrial septum. Cardiac lipomas and LHIS are often benign formations yet they may require surgery in circumstances such as being symptomatic and/or large in diameter. Cardiac MRI, TTE, and TOE images of a patient with LHIS and interatriyal septal lipoma extending into right atrial cavity are presented in this paper.

    Key words: Cardiac lipomas, Cardiac MRI, Echocardiography, Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum.

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