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Spontaneous intramural left atrial hematoma associated with systemic amyloidosis

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
72
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0003-4975(01)02653-4
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Spontaneous intramural left atrial hematoma is very rare. We describe a case of spontaneous intramural left atrial hematoma that had to be semiurgently resected. Postoperatively, the patient was diagnosed as having systemic immunocyte-derived (AL) amyloidosis, because of rare manifestations of fatal bleeding. Though spontaneous intramural left atrial hematoma is one of the severe complications of systemic AL amyloidosis, we believe that amyloid deposits caused fragility of the left atrial wall.

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