Cardiac tumors - benign
Lipomatous hamartoma of heart valves

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

Revised: 20 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Lipomatous hamartoma of heart valves

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Lipomatous hamartoma of heart valves. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/hearttumorlipomatoushamartoma.html. Accessed October 23rd, 2018.
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