Clinical and morphologic features of lipomatous hypertrophy ("massive fatty deposits") of the interatrial septum.

@article{Gay1996ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and morphologic features of lipomatous hypertrophy ("massive fatty deposits") of the interatrial septum.},
  author={J D Gay and Joseph Manuel Guileyardo and J K Townsend-Parchman and Karen Ross},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={43-8}
}
Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum ("massive fatty deposits in the atrial septum") may represent an incidental autopsy finding or may be associated with atrial arrhythmias, obstructive symptoms, or sudden death. Antemortem diagnosis is becoming much more common. In a literature review and in a review of our 12 cases, this condition was found to occur more frequently in obese middle-aged or elderly subjects, who frequently demonstrated atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. The… CONTINUE READING