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jsmc-10017


Case Report

LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE ANEURYSM


Aso F. SALIH *, Kirk A. Milhoan ** and Sertac Cicek ***


*    Pediatric cardiologist, Sulaimani Pediatric Teaching Hospital, Sulaimani, Kurdistan, Iraq
**  Pediatric cardiologist, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
*** Pediatric cardiac surgeon, Anodolu Hospital –Istanbul –Turkey


Submitted: 30/8/2011; Accepted: 28/10/2011


ABSTRACT

Left atrial appendage aneurysm is a rare condition that usually presents as cardiac arrhythmias or thromboembolic events. This is a report of a 14-year- old boy presented as supraventricular tachycardia that proved to be a case of left atrial appendage aneurysm. The aneurysm was surgically resected.



KEYWORDS

Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm, arrhythmia.