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Symptomatic right atrial appendance aneurysm: diagnosis and resection.

Authors
  • Corti, Fabrizio
  • Sciuchetti, Jennifer F
  • Ferro, Orazio
  • Porta, Fabiano
  • Redaelli, Marianna
  • Paolini, Giovanni
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2008
Volume
9
Issue
3
Pages
314–316
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32813aee91
PMID: 18301157
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Idiopathic right atrial enlargement is a rare cardiac anomaly presenting as a giant right atrium. A 20-year-old woman presenting for pneumothorax was found to have a pericardial mass compressing right ventricle. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance suggested the diagnosis of lone right atrial appendance enlargement. The mass was surgically removed and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of right atrial appendance aneurysm. The case is notable for its rarity.

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