Giant Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm: Surgical Treatment to Prevent Potential Complications

  • Peng Teng Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Yiming Ni Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Qianhui Sun Department of Surgical Intensive Care Unit, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Haige Zhao Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Abstract

Left atrial appendage aneurysm (LAAA) is a rare anomaly, which predisposes to hazardous cardiovascular events. We present a rare case of a 26-year-old female with a giant left atrial appendage aneurysm. The left atrial appendage was incidentally detected during her pregnancy. Six months later after her parturition, the patient was referred to our department and successfully received surgical treatment prophylactically to prevent potential complications. To the best of our knowledge, only about 100 cases of LAAA have been reported.

Published
2018-11-13
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