Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum: Characterization by Transesophageal and Transthoracic Echocardiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Computed Tomography

L. Allen Kindman, Alan Wright, Terrence Tye, Walter Seale, Christopher Appleton

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Abstract

Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum is a benign condition that must be distinguished from other space-occupying lesions of the atria. Patients with this disorder generally have chronic pulmonary disease and thus are difficult to image with conventional transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography can provide high quality imaging of intracardiac structures in patients who lack adequate transthoracic echocardiographic windows as a result of pulmonary disease. This case report describes the appearance of lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum as investigated by transesophageal echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-454
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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