Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum

AGUSTI JORNET, JOSEP BATALLA, MARIANO USON, ANNA MALLOL, JOSEP REIG, MARIUS PETIT

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Abstract

Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum is a clinicopathological entity defined as an accumulation of fatty tissue exceeding 15 mm in thickness in the interatrial septum above the fossa ovalis. It is clinically associated with atrial electric abnormalities, interference with venous return, and sudden death. Transesophageal echocardiography is superior to transthoracic echocardiography for the study of the interatrial septum. We describe one case of lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum in which transesophageal echocardiography was used, we believe for the first time, to study the interatrial septal anatomy. Copyright © 1992, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-503
JournalEchocardiography
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

Keywords

  • lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum
  • transesophageal echocardiography

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