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Ann Card Anaesth. 2019 Oct-Dec;22(4):452-454. doi: 10.4103/aca.ACA_87_18.

Surgical resection of a cardiac lipoma of the right ventricle.

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Department of Cardiac Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Cardiac MRI, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece.


Cardiac lipomas are rare, benign, encapsulated tumors which predominantly appear outside of the heart and less frequently inside the cardiac chambers. We describe a case of a right ventricular cardiac lipoma in a 72-year-old female patient who presented with palpitations. Surgical considerations, diagnostic modalities, and up-to-date literature are also presented and discussed.


Cardiac surgery; cardiac tumors; lipoma; right ventricle

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