Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes: A case report

Cindy L. Sturtz, Arthur B. Abt, Urs A. Leuenberger, Ralph Damiano

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A 24-year-old man presented with hypertension, palpitations, and premature atrial and ventricular contractions. A mass was discovered in the distal interventricular septum that was composed of dense collagenous tissue, fat, and disorganized, hypertrophic, mature cardiac myocytes indicative of a cardiac hamartoma. This entity has only rarely been reported and must be distinguished from the much more common rhabdomyoma and from oncocytic cardiomyopathy, which is also referred to as 'cardiac hamartoma'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-499
Number of pages4
JournalModern Pathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac hamartoma

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