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The dangerous fifth chamber: congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm.
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PMID:  22732930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aneurysms of the left atrial appendage are extremely rare. Enlargement of the left atrial appendage can be congenital or acquired. Dysplasia of the left atrial muscles leads to congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm and usually presents as atrial tachyarrhythmia or embolic events in the second or third decade of life. We report a case of an asymptomatic 12-year-old child with a congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a large left atrial appendage aneurysm without thrombus or spontaneous echo-contrast. The patient was successfully treated with surgical resection of the aneurysm.
K M Tigen; C E Dogan; A Guler; S Hatipoglu; M Yanartas; C Kirma
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of Africa     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1995-1892     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313864     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e3-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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