Cardiac hemangioma with epicardial infiltration

Takamichi Inoue, Tadashi Kitamura, Shinzo Torii, Kagami Miyaji


Cardiac hemangioma is a rare primary cardiac tumor which accounts for only 2–3% of all benign primary tumors of the heart (1). It is usually well circumscribed with apparent surgical margins (2). However, the characteristics of cardiac hemangioma remain unknown owing to its rarity. Here, we report the case of a cardiac hemangioma invading the right atrium and the right ventricle and presenting with characteristics similar to a malignant tumor. This hemangioma was treated with surgical resection.