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Isolated congenital left ventricular diverticulum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8703494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of isolated left ventricular diverticulum are presented. A 12-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, both asymptomatic, were admitted to our Department for evaluation of an abnormal electrocardiogram and an abnormal cardiac silhouette, respectively. Both patients had the diagnosis confirmed by cardiac catheterization and angiography and underwent successful surgical correction of the abnormality. We discuss the diagnosis, prognosis, and surgical treatment of this entity and we advocate early surgical treatment for all diagnosed ventricular diverticula, even if asymptomatic.
G Pomé; G Vignati; L Mauri; M Morello; A Figini; A Pellegrini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-12     Completed Date:  1996-09-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  709-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Niguarda Cà Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Diverticulum / congenital*,  radiography,  surgery
Heart Catheterization
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities,  radiography,  surgery

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