Epicardial lipoma--a rare differential diagnosis in cardiovascular medicine.

@article{Girrbach2012EpicardialLR,
  title={Epicardial lipoma--a rare differential diagnosis in cardiovascular medicine.},
  author={Felix Frederic Girrbach and Fernanda Mohr and Martin Misfeld},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          699-701
        }
}
Cardiac lipomas are benign tumours that represent an uncommon cause of chest discomfort. We report the case of a 52-year-old woman who was admitted to our institution with a mediastinal mass. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed an intrapericardial mass mainly located around the left atrium/left ventricle. After midline sternotomy, the pericardial mass was entirely resected after luxating the heart into the right pleural space. Histopathological examination… CONTINUE READING

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