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Surgical Excision of a rare cardiac tumour: Cardiac Hibernoma
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  • Michelle Lee,
  • Martin Yates,
  • Alina Mistirian,
  • Michael Sheaff,
  • David Lawrence
Michelle Lee
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
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Martin Yates
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
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Alina Mistirian
St Bartholomew's Hospital
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Michael Sheaff
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
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David Lawrence
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
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Abstract

We report a case of cardiac hibernoma, which is a very rare type of benign lipomatous tumour. They are usually asymptomatic and therefore remain undetected or are found incidentally. When symptomatic, they vary and depend on location of heart involved. The patient had a hibernoma on right atrial wall invading the intra-atrial groove and extending over superior vena cava (SVC), causing significant symptoms of SVC obstruction and tamponade. The patient therefore underwent emergency operation, in which the tumour was resected and the right atrium was reconstructed with Bovine pericardial patch. He was discharged home well.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

28 Oct 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
24 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
26 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
24 Jan 20211st Revision Received
10 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
10 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
10 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Accept