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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 126-128

Capillary hemangioma of the left ventricle


1 Department of Cardiology, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland
2 Department of Imaging, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland
3 Department of Heart Surgery, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Giacomo Maria Cioffi
Department of Cardiology, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Via Tesserete 48, CH-6900 Lugano
Switzerland
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_31_19

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We present the case of a young woman complaining of aspecific symptoms of malaise and dyspnea admitted to our Cardiology Department for investigations. Two-dimensional (2D)/3D transthoracic echocardiography showed an echogenic, sessile mass adhering to the midsegment of the posterior interventricular septum. The patient refused transesophageal echocardiography. For further investigation, a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was performed, which raised suspicion of a benign tumor. Ultimately, the patient underwent uncomplicated cardiac surgery with total excision of the mass. Histopathology examination revealed a capillary hemangioma.


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