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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2019, Article ID 8613724, 2 pages
Case Report

Lipomatous Hypertrophy: An Accidental Finding in Heart

1Department of Medical Biotechnologies, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
2Pathology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to C. Bellan; ti.isinu@nalleb.anaitsirc

Received 8 May 2019; Accepted 27 June 2019; Published 14 July 2019

Academic Editor: Mark Li-cheng Wu

Copyright © 2019 F. Petrelli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lipomatous hypertrophy is an uncommon benign lesion of the atrium, generally asymptomatic, characterized by unencapsulated accumulation of adipose tissue entrapping cardiomyocytes. This pathology generally remains unnoticed and often emerges as an occasional finding. Here, we report two cases from our hospital including a review of the available literature.