Congenital Giant Right Atrial Aneurysm: Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Surgical Management

Authors

  • Yao Wang Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing,
  • Aijun Liu Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing,
  • Weihua Ye Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1656

Abstract

Congenital right atrial aneurysm is a rare abnormality and may easily be confused with various anomalies, such as pericardial effusion, pericardial cysts, tumors, and Ebstein’s anomaly. Patients with right atrial aneurysm may be asymptomatic; but some patients may develop life-threatening complications, such as arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. Therefore, it is essential for correct diagnosis and appropriate patient management. We report a case of giant right atrial aneurysm in a 7-year-old boy who presented with progressive protrusion of chest. Echocardiography established the definitive diagnosis and surgical resection was successful.

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Published

2017-04-28

How to Cite

Wang, Y., Liu, A., & Ye, W. (2017). Congenital Giant Right Atrial Aneurysm: Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Surgical Management. The Heart Surgery Forum, 20(2), E055-E057. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1656

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