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Hemangioma of the interatrial septum: CT and MRI features

Hrabak-Paar, Maja and Hübner, Marisa and Štern-Padovan, Ranka and Lušić, Mario (2011) Hemangioma of the interatrial septum: CT and MRI features. CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, 34 (S2). pp. 90-93. ISSN 0174-1551

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    Hemangioma of the heart is a rare primary benign tumor mainly appearing as enhancing, homogenous, well-circumscribed mass. We report a case of a 61-year-old asymptomatic woman, whose echocardiography showed a cardiac mass, which was described as the atypical myxoma of the right atrium. For further imaging, contrast-enhanced computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were undertaken, which showed a tumor located in the interatrial septum with imaging characteristics of hemangioma. In the literature, cardiac hemangioma is usually described as an intensely enhancing mass. In our opinion, early peripheral puddling of contrast material with filling in on delayed images is a typical pattern of its enhancement. This characteristic, in addition to high signal intensity on T2-weighted images, allows differentiation of a hemangioma from other benign and malignant tumors.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Cardiac-Gated Imaging Techniques ; Contrast Media/administration & dosage ; Diagnosis, Differential ; Echocardiography ; Female ; Heart Neoplasms/diagnosis ; Heart Septum ; Hemangioma/diagnosis ; Humans ; Iohexol/analogs & derivatives ; Iohexol/diagnostic use ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Middle Aged ; Tomography, Spiral Computed
    Divisions: Katedra za radiologiju i opću kliničku onkologiju
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Hrabak-Paar, Maja
    Hübner, Marisa
    Štern-Padovan, Ranka
    Lušić, Mario
    Date: February 2011
    Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 11:39
    Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 11:39
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