Giant Intracardiac Lipoma: A Case Report and the Role of Multimodality Cardiac Imaging

Mutaz Karameh, Mordechai Golomb, Merav Yarkoni, Ehud Rudis, Tal Keidar Haran, Nassem Shadafny, Dotan Cohen, Ronen Beeri, Dan Gilon, Rabea Asleh, Ronen Durst

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Cardiac lipomas, especially ones originating from the left ventricle, are extremely rare. They may be asymptomatic or may present with various non-specific symptoms. Herein, we report a case of a giant lipoma of the left ventricle, with frequent ventricular premature beats on electrocardiogram. An echocardiogram demonstrated a large hyperechoic mass occupying a significant portion of the left ventricle. We further describe the diagnostic workup utilizing multimodality cardiac imaging and treatment options. Cardiac MRI demonstrated fat suppression, and cardiac CT showed a homogenous low-attenuation mass suggesting lipomatous matter. The mass was subsequently surgically removed for pathology examination in order to rule out liposarcoma. Histopathology demonstrated mature adipocytes, entrapped myocytes with hypertrophy, and interstitial fibrosis foci confirming the diagnosis of lipoma.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere29565
Issue number9
StatePublished - 5 Sep 2022


  • cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • cardiology cardiac ct and mri
  • echo cardiogram
  • left ventricular lipoma
  • lipoma
  • multimodality cardiac imaging


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