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Congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm diagnosed by fetal echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19827128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A newborn infant was evaluated because of a large cystic mass adjacent to the left atrium on prenatal ultrasound. The diagnosis was an aneurysm of the left atrial appendage. Most cases of this rare lesion are recognized between the 2nd and 4th decades of life. The present case, however, was detected on fetal echocardiography. The patient showed significant mitral regurgitation caused by the compression of the left atrioventricular groove. Simple aneurysmectomy without mitral valvuloplasty was sufficient to relieve significant mitral regurgitation in this case.
Min Jung Cho; Ji Ae Park; Hyoung Doo Lee; Ki Seok Choo; Si Chan Sung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-13     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Pediatrics, Pusan National University Children's Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Appendage*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography / methods*
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Heart Aneurysm / congenital*,  embryology,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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