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Magnetic resonance imaging findings in cardiac lipoma.

Authors:

A Schiettecatte ,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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D Verdries,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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J de Mey,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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M De Maeseneer,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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M Dujardin

UZ Brussel and University of Hull in Association with Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK
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Abstract

Cardiac lipomas are exceedingly rare benign tumors of the heart. They are usually asymptomatic. Occasionally, they are found on MRI as an incidental finding. We report a case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with shortness of breath. Transoesophageal echocardiography depicted a cardiac mass lesion. The diagnosis of an intracardiac lipoma was confirmed by characterization of this mass with MRI imaging. No surgery was required since the lesion did not exert a hemodynamic effect.

How to Cite: Schiettecatte A, Verdries D, Mey J de, Maeseneer MD, Dujardin M. Magnetic resonance imaging findings in cardiac lipoma.. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(5):300–1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.652
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Published on 01 Sep 2012.
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