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Giant congenital intrapericardial left atrial aneurysm diagnosed by contrast-enhanced computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16875332     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A left atrial aneurysm is a rare cardiac anomaly. The etiology is usually congenital, but it can also occur as an acquired pathology secondary to mitral valve disease or a degenerative process. We report a case which, on routine PA chest radiography, presented as cardiomegaly with a bulge on the left cardiac contour. Further evaluation by contrast-enhanced computed tomography proved it to be caused by a large left atrial aneurysm.
K Taori; A Deshmukh; R Sanyal; T Saini; V Sheorain; J Rathod
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-31     Completed Date:  2006-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College H, Nagpur, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomegaly / radiography
Contrast Media*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Aneurysm / congenital*,  radiography
Heart Atria / abnormalities*,  radiography
Pericardium / radiography
Radiography, Thoracic
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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