Advanced Search

Home > Journals > Chirurgia > Past Issues > Chirurgia 2007 October;20(5) > Chirurgia 2007 October;20(5):233-4

ISSUES AND ARTICLES   MOST READ

CURRENT ISSUECHIRURGIA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2007 October;20(5):233-4

    CASE REPORTS

Left atrial appendage aneurysm and atrial arrhythmias

Erdal C. 1, Badak Ö. 2, Çatalyürek H. 1, Akdeniz B. 2, Karabay Ö. 1, Silistreli E. 1, Açikel Ü. 1

1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Dokuz Eylül University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey
2 Department of Cardiology

Left atrial appendage (LAA) aneurysms are extremely rare. We present 68-year-old female suffered from giant aneurysm of the left atrial appendage and long standing history of atrial arrhythmias. We performed transesophageal echocardiogram that exposed a left atrial appendage aneurysm 9 × 6 × 3 cm in size and electrophysiologic study showing inducible nonsustained atrial foci of dysrhythmia arising from the left atrium, which quickly degenerated into atrial fibrillation. The case was successfully treated with resection of the aneurysm.

language: English


FULL TEXT  REPRINTS

top of page