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Left atrial appendage aneurysm-a rare anomaly with an atypical presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19925547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left atrial appendage aneurysm (LAAA) is a rare condition caused by congenital dysplasia of the atrial muscles. Patients usually present with atrial tachyarrhythmias as a result of ectopic foci of atrial rhythm generation or systemic thromboembolism. We report a case of a 38-year-old Native American female presenting with 1-month history of cough, in sinus rhythm, and found to have a large cyst-like structure next to the left ventricular lateral wall on transthoracic echocardiography. This structure was later confirmed as a LAAA on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Patient underwent aneurysmectomy without any complications.
Authors:
Dena Wilson; Nishant Kalra; Eric A Brody; Henry Van Dyk; Vincent L Sorrell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-02-05     Revised Date:  2011-05-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Atrial Appendage / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Echocardiography
Female
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery*
Heart Atria / abnormalities,  surgery
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiography, Thoracic

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