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Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum diagnosis by magnetic resonance imaging

  • Mary Stuart Fisher
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    Address reprint requests to: Mary Stuart Fisher, MD, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Temple University Hospital, Broad and Ontario Streets, Philadelphia, 19140.
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    Departments of Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Pamela R. Edmonds
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    Departments of Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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      Abstract

      A surgically proved case of lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum is demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging. The intensity on T1-weighted images and characteristic distribution of the lesion may make the diagnosis possible without surgical intervention.

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