Cardiac Lipoma of the Interventricular Septum
  • Rodrigo Maia Alves
    Medicine Department, Internal Medicine Service, Hospital Sousa Martins, Guarda, Portugal
  • Cristina Gamboa
    Medicine Department, Cardiology Service, Hospital Sousa Martins, Guarda, Portugal


Cardiac lipoma, primary neoplasms of the heart, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging


Cardiac lipomas are rare benign primary neoplasms of the heart, usually found incidentally, that can become symptomatic depending on their size and location. We report the case of a 61-year-old man presenting with chest pain and elevated troponin and a normal EKG and D-dimers. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed an intracardiac mass attached to the interventricular septum protruding to the left ventricle, later confirmed to be a lipomatous mass consistent with a cardiac lipoma on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Due to the mass characteristics and favourable evolution, it was decided not to excise the tumour, and the patient remains asymptomatic after a 4-year follow-up period.



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    Published: 2020-06-10
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 9 (view)

    How to cite:
    Alves RM, Gamboa C. Cardiac Lipoma of the Interventricular Septum. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001685.