Cardiac lipoma in a patient with proven arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: a case report

A huge intramyocardial lipoma
  • Aysen Agacdiken
  • Yesim Gurbuz
  • Ercument Ciftci
  • Oguz Omay
  • Ahmet Vural
  • Dilek Ural


Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) and primary cardiac tumours are rare conditions among heart diseases. In this case report we present an 18-year-old woman with ventricular tachycardia and intracardiac mass originating from interventricular septum. Clinical and pathological evaluation led to the diagnosis of invasive intramyocardial lipoma originated in an ARVD background. To our knowledge, this is the first case with a huge intramyocardial lipoma developed in a patient with ARVD.


intracardiac mass lipoma right ventricular dysplasia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aysen Agacdiken
    • 1
  • Yesim Gurbuz
    • 2
  • Ercument Ciftci
    • 3
  • Oguz Omay
    • 4
  • Ahmet Vural
    • 1
  • Dilek Ural
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyKocaeli University Medical Faculty,Yahya Kaptan MahallesiKocaeliTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PathologyTurkey
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryKocaeliTurkey

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