ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An incidentally diagnosed asymptomatic congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm
Işıl Yıldırım1, Murat Şahin1, Ahmet Aydın2, Mustafa Yılmaz2, Sema Özer1
1Departments of Pediatric Health and Diseases, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8206
Left atrial appendage aneurysm is a rare cardiac anomaly. It can be congenital in origin or acquired secondary to inflammatory or degenerative processes. As it may cause potentially lethal arrhythmias or thrombi, surgical treatment is needed immediately after the diagnosis. In this article, we report a case of an asymptomatic three-year-old boy with a congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm. The patient was successfully treated with surgical resection of the aneurysm.
Keywords : Child; congenital; left atrial aneurysm
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