Atypical Presentation of Right Ventricular Cardiac Hamartoma in a Young Man

Ramez Barsoom, Lamees I. El Nihum, Qasim Al Abri, Areeba Ali, Susan L. Haley, Mohammed A. Chamsi-Pasha, Moritz C.Wyler von Ballmoos, Thomas E. MacGillivray, Michael J. Reardon

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Cardiac tumors in adults are exceedingly rare and usually benign. We describe a 29-year-old man with a previous diagnosis of interventricular septal hypertrophy who presented with increasing severity of dyspnea and fatigue. Work-up revealed a 4.9 × 3.7 cm mass at the base of the interventricular septum. Biopsy revealed a benign cardiac hamartoma atypically located in the right ventricle, and the mass was resected via right ventriculotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022


  • cardiac hamartoma
  • cardiac tumor
  • echocardiography
  • mass
  • right ventricle
  • ventriculotomy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ventricular Septum/diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Neoplasms/complications
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular
  • Hamartoma/diagnosis
  • Adult
  • Heart Ventricles/diagnostic imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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