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Treatment of congenital aneurysms of the left atrium and left atrial appendage.
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PMID:  10397438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 2 cases of congenital aneurysm, 1 of the left atrium and 1 of the left atrial appendage. The patients were 14 and 27 years of age, respectively. Their common symptoms were paroxysmal palpitations and dyspnea. Diagnoses were suggested by chest radiographic films that revealed prominent convexity at the upper left border of the heart and were confirmed by echocardiography, which demonstrated a large cystic mass attached to the left atrium in each case. Aneurysmectomy was performed through a median sternotomy or a left thoracotomy, with cardiopulmonary bypass in 1 patient and without it in the other. Both patients were discharged, free of symptoms, in sinus rhythm. We conclude that echocardiography can provide a clear diagnosis and that aneurysmectomy is the treatment of choice.
J Zhao; Y Ge; H Yan; Y Pan; Y Liao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-12     Completed Date:  1999-08-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Aneurysm / congenital*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Atria*

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