Epicardial lipomatosis

Last revised by Mohamed Saber on 12 Dec 2021

Epicardial lipomatosis or epicardial lipomatous hypertrophy is a form of cardiac lipomatosis and is characterized by the accumulation of non-encapsulated mature adipose tissue in the epicardial space due to hyperplasia of lipocytes. Its exact etiology is not known, but it may be associated with obesity and advancing age. It is usually benign but can rarely cause complications such as cardiac tamponade 2.

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