Vol 59, No 10 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Lipomatous hyperthrophy of the atrial septum - two case reports

Piotr Szymański, Anna Wójcik, Hanna Stańczuk-Kwiatek, Mirosław Kowalski, Monika Bekiesińska, Piotr Hoffman
Kardiol Pol 2003;59(10):328-330.
Vol 59, No 10 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Lipomatous hyperthrophy of the atrial septum is a rarely diagnosed but not rarely occurring benign hyperplasia of the lipomatous tissue. Apart from possible arrhythmias and single description of superior vena cava obstruction by extremely hypertrophied septum, lipomatous hyperthrophy does not seem to have any significant clinical importance. The potential danger is however associated with a false diagnosis of malignant tumor of the heart and unnecessary selection for cardiac surgery. We present two patients with the final diagnosis of benign lipomatous hyperthrophy of the atrial septum, referred to our center with an initial diagnosis of right atrial tumor.

Abstract

Abstract: Lipomatous hyperthrophy of the atrial septum is a rarely diagnosed but not rarely occurring benign hyperplasia of the lipomatous tissue. Apart from possible arrhythmias and single description of superior vena cava obstruction by extremely hypertrophied septum, lipomatous hyperthrophy does not seem to have any significant clinical importance. The potential danger is however associated with a false diagnosis of malignant tumor of the heart and unnecessary selection for cardiac surgery. We present two patients with the final diagnosis of benign lipomatous hyperthrophy of the atrial septum, referred to our center with an initial diagnosis of right atrial tumor.
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Keywords

lipomatous hyperthrophy - lipomatosis - atrial septum

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Title

Lipomatous hyperthrophy of the atrial septum - two case reports

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 59, No 10 (2003)

Pages

328-330

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;59(10):328-330.

Keywords

lipomatous hyperthrophy - lipomatosis - atrial septum

Authors

Piotr Szymański
Anna Wójcik
Hanna Stańczuk-Kwiatek
Mirosław Kowalski
Monika Bekiesińska
Piotr Hoffman

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