Surgical Resection of Primary Cardiac Cavernous Hemangioma: A Case Report

Heart Surg Forum. 2022 Nov 30;25(5):E753-E755. doi: 10.1532/hsf.4969.


Cardiac tumors are rare. They were found in only 0.001%-0.300% of cases in a relatively recently reported autopsy series. Among cardiac tumors, primary hemangioma accounted for approximately 2.8% of all primary resected tumors, indicating this is a particularly rare benign neoplasm. We present a patient with a 5×3×2 cm cavernous hemangioma, arising from the right atrial roof and occupying the atrial septum and inseparable from the aortic root. We successfully accomplished a complete surgical resection of a cardiac cavernous hemangioma and reconstructed the cardiac atrium by a bovine pericardial patch.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Atrial Septum*
  • Cattle
  • Heart Atria / pathology
  • Heart Atria / surgery
  • Heart Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Heart Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Heart Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Hemangioma* / pathology
  • Hemangioma* / surgery
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous* / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous* / pathology
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous* / surgery
  • Humans