Ahmet Elibol1, Hasan Erdem1, İsmail Demir1, Cüneyt Arkan1, Dilek Yavuzer2

1Kartal Kosuyolu High Specialty Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Medical Pathology, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Lipoma; mediastinal mass; tumor; pericardial tamponade


Among all benign cardiac tumors, lipomas are rarely encountered and generally asymptomatic. Our patient, who applied to hospital with chest pain, was diagnosed with ST elevated inferior myocardial infarction. The patient was operated following pericardial tamponade. Intrapericardial extracavitary lipoma was discovered incidentally.

Cite this article as: Elibol A, Erdem H, Demir İ, Arkan C, Yavuzer D. Giant intrapericardial extracavitary lipoma in a patient taken into emergency surgery with the diagnosis of massive pericardial effusion. Koşuyolu Heart J 2020;23(3):212-4.