Table 1

Approximate incidence of benign tumours of the heart in adults and children

Incidence (%)
Myxoma 4515
Lipoma 20
Papillary fibroelastoma 15
Angioma 55
Fibroma 315
Haemangioma 55
Rhabdomyoma 145
  • Reproduced from data provided in Allard MF,et al. Primary cardiac tumours. In: Goldhauber S, Braunwald E, eds. Atlas of heart diseases. Philadelphia: Current Medicine, 1995:15.1–15.22.