Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol44,No4

A Rare Case of Extracardiac Growing Angiomyolipoma Originating from the Interatrial Septum

Junji Yanagisawa Atsuo Maekawa Sadanari Sawaki
Satoshi Hosino Yasunari Hayashi Masayoshi Tokoro
Toshiaki Ito

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya First Hospital, Nagoya, Japan)

A 58-year-old man was admitted with a complaint of exertional chest discomfort. A mass, 53×55×66mm in size, was detected in the transverse sinus of the pericardium, just cranial to the inter-atrial septum with enhanced chest CT. We performed resection of the tumor under cardiopulmonary bypass. Histopathological findings showed that the tumor was angiomyolipoma originated from the heart. Angiomyolipoma is a benign tumor, most frequently found in the kidney or liver and usually associated with tuberous sclerosis. Extra-cardiac growth of the cardiac angiomyolipoma is extremely rare, and only few have been reported previously.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 44:237-240(2015)

Keywords:cardiac tumor;angiomyolipoma;HMB45

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