ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A giant aneurysm of the left atrial appendage in childhood
Sertaç Haydin1, Erkut Öztürk2, Alper Güzeltaş2, Ender Ödemiş2, İhsan Bakır1
1Departments of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8118
Congenital aneurysm of the left atrial appendage is a very rare cardiac anomaly which can be accompanied with supraventricular rhythm disorders and life-threatening systemic thromboembolism. In this article, we present a six-year-old girl with a bulky mass of soft tissue density on the cardiac wall in chest X-ray which was adjacent to the left atrial appendage in two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. The patient was diagnosed with the left atrial appendage aneurysm. Surgery was performed to eliminate potential complications. The patient was uneventful in the postoperative follow-up.
Keywords : Aneurysm; childhood; left atrial appendage; surgery
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