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Heart. Aug 2004; 90(8): e49.
PMCID: PMC1768380
Left ventricular haemangioma with papillary endothelial hyperplasia and liver involvement
C-D Kan,1* C-T Yae,2 and Y-J Yang1
1Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
2Department of Pathology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
*Also Institute of Clinical Medicine, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University
Correspondence to:
Dr Y-J Yang
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, 138 Sheng-Li Road, Tainan 704, Taiwan; kcd56/at/mail.ncku.edu.tw
Accepted April 22, 2004.
Abstract
An intracardiac haemangioma with papillary endothelial hyperplasia (PEH) and liver involvement has not been previously reported in the English literature. This report describes a 65 year old man with a left ventricular haemangioma with PEH coexistent with multiple nodular hepatic haemangiomas. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography identified a large tumour in the left ventricular cavity with a pedicle connected to the apex. Abdominal sonography also identified multiple hyperechoic hepatic tumours. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hypervascularity of both the cardiac and hepatic lesions. The left ventricular tumour was totally resected and the liver nodules were biopsied. Tissue pathological study showed that both the left ventricular tumour and liver lesions were haemangiomas with PEH. The patient was discharged without complications postoperatively.
Keywords: haemangioma, papillary endothelial hyperplasia, liver, heart
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