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Cardiac lipomatous hypertrophy is an unusual disorder that typically affects the interatrial septum. We report a case in which large subpericardial deposits of fat were initially mistaken for a pericardial effusion and the subsequent clinical picture resembled tamponade. The patient improved following a pericardiectomy.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson

Publication Date

2004

Volume

6

Pages

565 - 568

Keywords

Aged, Cardiac Tamponade, Cardiomegaly, Female, Heart Ventricles, Humans, Lipomatosis, Pericardium