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Diverticular and aneurysmal structures of the left ventricle in adults: report of a case within the context of a literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21224951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular outpouchings are increasingly detected on cardiovascular imaging. Herein, we describe the case of a 45-year-old man who underwent noncardiac preoperative imaging and was found to have an asymptomatic left ventricular outpouching. The patient underwent successful surgical repair of the structure. When left ventricular outpouchings are detected, the main differential diagnoses are pseudoaneurysm, aneurysm, and diverticulum. The outcomes for these conditions differ substantially, and accurate diagnosis can be crucial in making clinical decisions. We review the relevant medical literature, outline the natural history of these left ventricular abnormalities, and discuss options in regard to their management.
Premraj Makkuni; Morris N Kotler; Vincent M Figueredo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-12     Completed Date:  2011-04-22     Revised Date:  2013-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  699-705     Citation Subset:  IM    
Einstein Institute for Heart & Vascular Health, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asymptomatic Diseases
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Diagnosis, Differential
Diverticulum / diagnosis*,  surgery
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  surgery
Incidental Findings
Middle Aged
Radionuclide Ventriculography
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

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