Aortic valve lipomatous hamartoma in a young woman

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

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 hamartoma aortic valve cardiac tumor 

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© 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

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