Cardiac tumors - benign
Lipomatous infiltration

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

Revised: 8 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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Definition / general
Case reports
  • Patient with massive lipomatous infiltration of left ventricle mimicking a cardiac tumor (Jpn Heart J 1986;27:273)
Gross description
  • Diffuse lipomatous infiltration of epicardial surfaces with focal infiltration into myocardium
  • No discrete masses
  • Marked increase in fat in atrioventricular sulci and over ventricles
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mature fat that may infiltrate into myocardium
Differential diagnosis
Additional references