Dec 5, 1998

A case report of cavernous hemangioma of the left atrial epicardium

Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
T HaraY Watanabe


Cardiac hemangioma is a rare benign vascular tumor. A 44-year-old woman with hemangioma arising from the left atrium and transient atrial fibrillation is reported. Echocardiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging suggested a hypervascular tumor with clear borders in the pericardial cavity. Selective coronary angiography demonstrated feeding arteries arising from the right and left circumflex coronary arteries. Under cardiopulmonary bypass the tumor was successfully resected. Pathological examination showed a cavernous hemangioma. There is no evidence of recurrence and the patient is doing well three years after the operation.

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Arterial System
Cardiac Hemangioma
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pericardial Cavity
X-Ray Computed Tomography
Recurrent Malignant Neoplasm
Epicardium of Left Atrium
Benign Vascular Neoplasm

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