Intrapericardial Giant Lipoma Displacing the Heart

  title={Intrapericardial Giant Lipoma Displacing the Heart},
  author={Christina Maria Steger},
  booktitle={ISRN cardiology},
Despite their benign character, intrapericardial lipomas can cause life-threatening complications by rapid growth. This paper presents a case of an intrapericardial lipoma in an almost asymptomatic 41-year-old female patient only suffering from mild dyspnoea on exertion. The tumour was found incidentally by chest X-ray. Echocardiographic examination and a CT scan of the thorax revealed a 16 × 14 × 12 cm lipomatous tumour mass highly suspective of a lipoma. Histological examination of excised… CONTINUE READING


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