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  • samhati Mondal,
  • Lloyd Allen
samhati Mondal
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Lloyd Allen
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Abstract

Incidental cardiac tumors are rare and mostly detected on autopsy as patients largely remain asymptomatic. However, diagnosis of an incidental cardiac mass on unrelated work up can pose significant ethical and clinical challenge to the care team. Surgical resection has been the most successful intervention for most primary cardiac tumors however, it involves cardiopulmonary bypass assisted major surgery which is not risk free either. Cardiac lipoma is the second most common primary cardiac benign tumor. We report a case of a young otherwise healthy patient who reported have a cardiac lipoma on computerized tomography (CT ) scan that was done to rule out kidney stone.