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Congenital aneurysm of the left atrium: diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6594119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of congenital aneurysm of the left atrial appendage is presented and previously reported cases are reviewed. The diagnosis can be strongly suspected with the combination of an unusually prominent left heart border in the chest X-ray and two-dimensional echocardiographic findings of a large echo-free space close to the left atrium. The site of communication must be defined accurately and cardiac catheterisation and angiocardiography should be performed. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, surgery is indicated even in the asymptomatic patient because of the risk of systemic embolism.
P J Robinson; J M Neutze; P W Brandt; D G Hill; R J Anderson; M D Rutland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-20     Completed Date:  1984-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Aneurysm / congenital*,  diagnosis,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy
Heart Atria / abnormalities*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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