Congenital giant intrapericardial aneurysms of the left atrium are rare. A 17-year-old boy presented with paroxysmal episodes of palpitations, chest pain, and dyspnea. A chest roentgenogram showed an enlarged left cardiac silhouette. Transthoracic echocardiography imaging showed an intrapericardial aneurysm of the left atrium. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis and delineated adjacent structures to plan the surgical resection. We have found no previous reports of cases of diagnosis and preoperative assessment based solely on noninvasive imaging.
|Number of pages
|Annals of Thoracic Surgery
|Published - 2001
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine