Cardiac tumors - benign
Lipomatous hamartoma of heart valves

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Revised: 26 September 2019

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Lipomatous hamartoma of heart valves. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/hearttumorlipomatoushamartoma.html. Accessed October 16th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare
  • Usually mitral or tricuspid valve
Case reports
  • May need to replace valve due to involvement of papillary muscle or adjacent atrial tissue
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mature fat and fibrous tissue
  • No encapsulation
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