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Asymptomatic isolated congenital left ventricular muscular diverticulum in an adult: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12848687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital ventricular diverticulum is a very rare malformation in adults. We describe a 21-year-old male with a congenital muscular left ventricular diverticulum in the inferior wall. The lesion was suspected on two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography; transesophageal echocardiography allowed clear detection of the diverticulum as well of mild mitral valve prolapse. The diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. There were no other thoracoabdominal or cardiac anomalies, the patient was asymptomatic, and surgery was not deemed necessary.
Guoqian Huang; Daniela Pavan; Francesco Antonini-Canterin; Rita Piazza; Claudio Burelli; Gian Luigi Nicolosi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-09     Completed Date:  2003-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unità Operativa di Cardiologia, A.R.C., Azienda Ospedaliera S. Maria degli Angeli, Via Montereale 24, 33170 Pordenone, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*
Diverticulum / congenital*,  diagnosis
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods
Electrocardiography / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization / methods
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
Heart Ventricles*
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index

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