Cardiac tumors - benign

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Benign cardiac tumors [title]

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Benign cardiac tumors . PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/hearttumorbenigncardiactumors.html. Accessed October 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Occur in 1 per 300 to 100,000 autopsies
  • Common tumors are myxoma (30% of all primary cardiac tumors), papillary fibroelastoma (8%), rhabdomyoma, fibroma, hemangioma, lipomatous hypertrophy, AV nodal tumors, other (5% or less each)
  • In children, common tumors are rhabdomyoma, fibroma and teratoma (Orphanet J Rare Dis 2007;2:11)