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Congenital aneurysm of the left atrial appendage.
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PMID:  17638596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital aneurysm of the left atrial appendage is quite infrequent. Most instances are asymptomatic. Patients can report a variety of symptoms, one of the most frequent being onset of auricular tachyarrhythmia. Various imaging techniques are useful in diagnosis and allow the differential diagnosis with other pathologies. We describe the case of a 24-year-old male with congenital aneurysm of the left atrial appendage. The patient presented with auricular fibrillation. Diagnosis was based on transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography, and the patient was treated by surgical resection of the aneurysm under extracorporeal circulation.
A Munárriz; E Escribano; A Urchaga; F Olaz; M Beunza; A de La Fuente; S Cantabrana; T Sola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Hospital Reina Sofía, Carretera Tarazona sn, Tudela, Navarra, España.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Appendage / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Aneurysm / complications,  congenital*,  surgery
Young Adult

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