Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic immune-mediated fibro-inflammatory disorder. Coronary IgG4-RD has been scarcely reported and may present as "tumor-like" lesions. These pseudo-masses may be underdiagnosed mainly due to a vague clinical picture that can vary from complete lack of symptoms to acute coronary syndrome or sudden cardiac death. Early recognition of coronary IgG4-RD is essential to monitor disease activity and prevent life-threatening complications. We report a comprehensive non-invasive imaging evaluation of a patient affected by coronary IgG4-RD, which was diagnosed as an incidental finding during routine pre-laparoscopic cholecystectomy checkup. Non-invasive imaging revealed the presence of a peri-coronary soft-tissue mass that was stable at 12 months follow-up.

Multimodality Imaging Evaluation of Coronary IgG4-Related Disease: A "Tumor-Like" Cardiac Lesion

Lanzafame, LRM
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Carerj, ML;Rizzo, G;Minutoli, F;Bucolo, GM;Irrera, N;Blandino, A;D'Angelo, T
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2022-01-01

Abstract

Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic immune-mediated fibro-inflammatory disorder. Coronary IgG4-RD has been scarcely reported and may present as "tumor-like" lesions. These pseudo-masses may be underdiagnosed mainly due to a vague clinical picture that can vary from complete lack of symptoms to acute coronary syndrome or sudden cardiac death. Early recognition of coronary IgG4-RD is essential to monitor disease activity and prevent life-threatening complications. We report a comprehensive non-invasive imaging evaluation of a patient affected by coronary IgG4-RD, which was diagnosed as an incidental finding during routine pre-laparoscopic cholecystectomy checkup. Non-invasive imaging revealed the presence of a peri-coronary soft-tissue mass that was stable at 12 months follow-up.
2022
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