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|Number 08-09 Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum (LHIAS)|
Number 08-09 Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum (LHIAS)
Case from: Vincent Sorrell, Maria Altbach, Eliza Panczyk, Robert Attaran, Imran Ata, Ali Bilgin, Mohammed Habibzadeh.
History: 73 year male. 1 year hx of myalgia and weight loss. RA mass on echo.
Advanced CMR: Axial cuts through the mass were acquired using a novel IDEAL-GRASE technique where pure lipid (figure 2a) and water (figure 2b) images are generated from data acquired in a single breath hold. The mass (arrow) has high signal intensity in the lipid image but none in the water image.
Perspective: CMR is an excellent non-invasive method to diagnose and differentiate benign LHIAS from other cardiac masses. The IDEAL-GRASE method allows visualisation and quantification of lipid content from data acquired in a single breath hold.