Incidental Finding of Giant Pericardial Lipoma

BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Nov 21;2016:bcr2016218143. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-218143.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Lipoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Pericardium
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed