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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)