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Incidental finding of giant pericardial lipoma
  1. Handi Salim1,
  2. Dhakshinamurthy Vijay Anand1,
  3. Richard Watkin2,
  4. Luke Tapp1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton Coldfield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Handi Salim, handisalim{at}


We describe a patient with an incidental finding of a large mass adjacent to the heart detected on a screening CT scan. The differential diagnosis included primary and secondary tumours of the heart. Subsequent investigation with trans-thoracic echocardiogram and cardiac MRI confirmed a diagnosis of a giant pericardial lipoma, one of the common benign primary cardiac tumours.

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  • Contributors HS gained patient’s consent, made the literature search, wrote the draft and liaised with other authors for the final form of the case report. DVA gave constructive revision of the case report, selecting and analysis of figures or video LT and RW made the literature search and constructive revision of the case report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.