Feb 21, 2018

A Giant Cardiac Cavernous Hemangioma Involving the Left Atrial Roof in an Elderly Woman

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery : Official Journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
Eisaku NakamuraNobuyuki Oguri


Cardiac tumors are relatively rare, with primary hemangiomas being a particularly rare benign neoplasm. Herein, we report a case of a symptomatic cardiac tumor detected via echocardiography in an 82-year-old woman. Although we performed advanced imaging examinations for her heart, we could not diagnose the tumor before surgery. Eventually, a tumor involving the left atrial roof was detected, and it was completely resected to relieve her symptoms and establish a precise diagnosis. Histopathological examination indicated a cardiac cavernous hemangioma. The patient exhibited an uneventful recovery without any complications.

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Benign Respiratory Neoplasm
Superior Wall of Left Atrium
Right Atrial Structure
Cardiac Cavernous Hemangioma
2D Echocardiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial

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