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Renal infarction secondary to cor triatriatum sinister.
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PMID:  23173108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 30 year old, otherwise healthy man presented with flank pain and was ultimately found to have a rightsided renal infarction. Transthoracic echocardiography suggested, and then transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) confirmed, the presence of cor triatriatum sinister. Given the lack of other sources of emboli, this was felt to be the most likely source. We describe the case and both the echocardiographic and CT findings of this rare condition. This case demonstrates the need for TEE in some cases where 2D echocardiography is not sensitive enough to "rule out" cardio-embolic sources. This is only the second case in the literature of a systemic embolization due to cor triatriatum, and the first one in the Western literature.
Kelly S McMaster; Anumeha Tandon; Jeffrey M Schussler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of cardiovascular disease     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2160-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-22     Completed Date:  2012-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101569582     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Jack and Jane Heart and Vascular Hospital Dallas, TX, USA.
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