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Title: Symptomatic giant left atrial aneurysm in a child : a rare entity
Authors: Awasthy, Neeraj
Tomar, Munesh
Radhakrishnan, Sitaraman
Shrivastava, Sameer
Iyer, Killugudi S.
Keywords: Congenital heart disease
Heart atria
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
Citation: Images in Paediatric Cardiology. 2007, Vol.12(1), p. 9-13
Abstract: Isolated left atrial aneurysms are rare entities in clinical practice. Usually the condition is diagnosed in the second to fourth decades of life. The presence of such lesions in the pediatric age group is scantily described. We present a 2 year boy who presented with complaints of excessive irritability, respiratory distress and swelling of the feet. On examination, child was tachypnoeic with irregularly irregular rhythm. Echo showed a huge aneurysmal LA appendage with severe left ventricle dysfunction. The child underwent surgical resection for same. Findings were confirmed intraoperatively but he continued to have low cardiac output state after the surgery, with frequent arrhythmias and expired on day 7 of surgery. The case is reviewed and compared with the available English literature.
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IPC, Volume 12, Issue 1

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