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Incidental cor triatriatum discovered on multidetector computed tomography.
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PMID:  20634761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 78-year-old woman presented with increasing dyspnea on walking, occasional chest pain, and a single episode of presyncope. An echocardiogram showed a calcified aortic valve with severe aortic stenosis. A computed tomography scan showed a functionally bicuspid aortic valve and moderate calcification of the leaflets. An incidental fine linear membrane was seen traversing the left atrium, dividing the chamber consistent with cor triatriatum. The imaging appearance of cor triatriatum is characteristic and can be easily differentiated from supravalvular mitral ring and intraatrial thrombus. In adult patients, it usually has a large fenestration and is of no significance. In children, the fenestration may be small or absent, and surgical treatment may be required.
Benjamin J Holloway; Prachi P Agarwal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W45-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Radiology, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK †Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
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