The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 53, Issue 10, pp 577–579

Aortic valve lipomatous hamartoma in a young woman

  • Tomoyuki Wada
  • Shinji Miyamoto
  • Hirofumi Anai
  • Hirofumi Zaizen
  • Tetsuo Hadama
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11748-005-0072-0

Cite this article as:
Wada, T., Miyamoto, S., Anai, H. et al. Jpn J Thorac Caridovasc Surg (2005) 53: 577. doi:10.1007/s11748-005-0072-0

Abstract

We present a rare case of lipomatous hamartoma of the aortic valve. A 17-year-old woman was admitted with cardiac murmur. Echocardiography demonstrated severe aortic regurgitation and a highly echoic mass on the right cusp of the aortic valve. Surgery was performed with a differential diagnosis of chronic infective endocarditis or aortic valve tumor. At operation, a yellowish bead-shaped tumor was detected on the right cusp of the aortic valve, and aortic valve replacement was performed. Histopathological examination confirmed a lipomatous hamartoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a lipomatous hamartoma located on the aortic valve.

Key words

lipomatous hamartomaaortic valvecardiac tumor

Copyright information

© Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoyuki Wada
    • 2
  • Shinji Miyamoto
    • 2
  • Hirofumi Anai
    • 2
  • Hirofumi Zaizen
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Hadama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineKoseiren-Tsurumi HospitalOitaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryOita University School of MedicineOitaJapan