Ann Obes Relat Dis | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access
Kyle Luecke1, Cesar Lam2, Rikesh Makanji2, David Carroll2 and Daniel Jeong2*
1Department of Radiology, University of South Florida, USA
2Department of Radiology, Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
*Correspondance to: Daniel JeongFulltext PDF
Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum (LHIS) is an anatomical variant condition defined by a thickened fat containing interatrial septum. It is an incidental finding on radiologic imaging and echocardiography exams seen on approximately 2% of computed tomography exams, however a large spectrum of this condition exists. Atypical LHIS has been used to describe more diffuse lipomatous infiltration which can extend to the superior vena cava, right atrium, and left atrium. Life threatening complications have been reported which warranted surgical intervention. We present a case of severe atypical lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum and important considerations surrounding central catheter placement.
Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum
Luecke K, Lam C, Makanji R, Carroll D, Jeong D. Central Catheter Placement in Severe Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum. Ann Obes Relat Dis. 2018;1(1):1001.