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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Print version ISSN 0102-7638On-line version ISSN 1678-9741
JOAQUIM, Marcos Rogério; BRAILE, Domingo Marcolino; ARRUDA, Marcus Vinícius Ferraz de and SOARES, Marcelo José Ferreira. Right atrial lipoma resection and partial reconstruction using bovine pericardium. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.2, pp.239-241. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382009000200022.
The primary heart tumors have an incidence varying from 0.001% to 0.28% of all tumors, reported in necropsies series. Lipoma consists of a benign tumour corresponding to about 8% of all primary heart tumors. When present, the symptoms are related to the size and location of such tumor. We report a case of a 27-year-old man with a lipoma in the right atrium who underwent surgical treatment with tumor resection and partial reconstruction of the right atrium using bovine pericardium.
Keywords : Lipoma; Heart neoplasms; Heart atria [surgery].