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Kyobu Geka. 2013 Jun;66(6):473-5.

[Left apical tumor extirpation via left ventriculotomy with the aid of epicardial echocardiography].

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nippon Medical School Musashikosugi Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan.


We reported a rare case of cardiac lipoma in the left ventricular apex. A 67-year-old woman who was diagnosed with cardiac tumor in the left ventricular apex was underwent the extirpation of the tumor via left ventriculotomy with the aid of intraoperative epicardiac ultra-sound. An intraoperative epicardiac ultra-sound is a very useful tool to document a location of the tumor, and a left ventriculotomy approach for the extirpation of the tumor provides a good operative field.

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