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Left atrial aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11235743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysms of the left atrium are rare abnormalities. They can be congenital or acquired. Whereas a true congenital aneurysm presents as isolated pathology, inflammatory or degenerative processes involving the endocardium are associated with the acquired type. The clinical records of 2 patients with the diagnosis of left atrial aneurysm were reviewed, along with the surgical strategies, current literature, and patient outcomes. Because of the risk of life-threatening complications, surgery is recommended even in asymptomatic cases. Resection and mitral valvuloplasty should be the treatment of choice.
J M Morales; S G Patel; J H Jackson; J A Duff; J W Simpson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-08     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  719-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Aneurysm / congenital*,  pathology,  surgery
Heart Atria / pathology,  surgery*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / pathology,  surgery

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