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Epicardial lipoma--a rare differential diagnosis in cardiovascular medicine.
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PMID:  22345190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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 confirmed the diagnosis of two intrapericardial lipomas with a total weight of 122g.
Felix Girrbach; Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr; Martin Misfeld
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  699-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Centre, University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
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