Multiple cardiac lipomas and pericardial lipomatosis: Multidedector-row computer tomography findings


Sanal H. T. , Kocaoglu M., Yildirim D. , Ors F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.23, no.5, pp.655-658, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10554-005-9051-x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.655-658

Abstract

Being rare tumors of the heart, cardiac lipomas are usually discovered incidentally during non-cardiac-related examinations of the chest. Although they are reported to be typically solitary, multiplicity has been described in tuberosclerosis patients. Here we reported the multidedector-row computer tomography (MDCT) findings of a nontuberosclerosis case with multiple cardiac lipomas along with pericardial lipomatosis, who presented with symptoms of left heart failure after a histerectomy surgery but otherwise healthy before that operation.