Cardiac tumors - benign
Calcified amorphous tumor

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Revised: 26 September 2019

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PubMed Search: Calcified amorphous tumor heart

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Calcified amorphous tumor. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/hearttumorcardiacCAT.html. Accessed December 8th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Endocardial based intracavity cardiac mass
  • Mean age 52 years
  • Clinically simulates neoplasm
Case reports
  • Excision is curative, although residual calcium may persist
Gross description
  • Firm, yellow-white, partially calcified
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nodular calcium with degenerating blood elements and chronic inflammation
Differential diagnosis
  • Calcified thrombi
Additional references
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