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Aneurysm of the left atrial appendage.
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PMID:  12078814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 33-year-old woman with atrial tachyarrhythmias and chest pain. The transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated an intrapericardial liquid mass confirmed as an aneurysm of the left atrial appendage by a nuclear magnetic imaging study. Aneurysmectomy was performed with the assistance of cardiopulmonary bypass with a bilateral submammary skin incision and subsequent median sternotomy. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course. We suggest aneurysmectomy aided by cardiopulmonary bypass as a safer method of treatment for this rare cardiac anomaly.
Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff; Herbert Martin Freyre; Carlos Manuel de Almeida Brandão; Antonio Carlos Pereira Barreto; Sérgio Almeida de Oliveira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-24     Completed Date:  2002-08-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1981-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Surgery, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Appendage*
Heart Aneurysm / surgery*

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