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Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11436. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000011436.

Left ventricular lipoma resected using thoracoscope-assisted limited sternotomy: A case report and literature review.

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1
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Qingdao.
2
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fangzi District People's Hospital, Weifang Heart Disease Hospital, Weifang, Shandong Province, People's Republic of China.
3
University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Abstract

RATIONALE:

A cardiac lipoma is an uncommon primary tumor, with a reported incidence ranging from 2.9% to 8% among all benign cardiac tumors. Although the prognosis in most asymptomatic cases is good during longterm follow-up, some reports have shown that untreated cardiac lipomas may be fatal when they cause arrhythmic or obstructive symptoms.

PATIENT CONCERNS:

We present a rare case of left ventricular (LV) lipoma. The mass measured 25 mm 10 mm, with a pedicle on the LV posterior wall near the apex.

DIAGNOSES:

The patient was diagnosed as left ventricular lipoma using echocardiography.

INTERVENTIONS:

The LV lipoma was resected using thoracoscopy-assisted limited sternotomy.

OUTCOMES:

Histopathologic examination was consistent with lipoma. No signs of recurrence were detected on an echocardiogram during a 3-month follow-up period.

LESSONS:

We performed a comprehensive review of relevant literature and summarized the known 21 cases from 1980 to 2017. LV lipoma may present with or without symptoms, and endoscopic resection may be a good alternative to open surgery.

PMID:
30075509
PMCID:
PMC6081152
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000011436
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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