Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88--89

Giant interatrial septal aneurysm mimicking a left atrial mass


Mohammed Taleb, Ankush Moza, Samer J Khouri 
 Department of Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Correspondence Address:
Samer J Khouri
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, Ohio - 43614
USA

Interatrial septal aneurysm (IASA) consists of redundant atrial septal tissue, which bulges into either the left or the right atrium. The clinical implications of this entity are not entirely clear; however, if it is associated with other cardiac abnormalities such as patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects. It may assume significance by increasing the risk of cardioembolic events such as stroke. We present a case of an individual with giant IASA detected by transesophageal echocardiography, which was mimicking a left atrial mass on transthoracic echocardiography. This case emphasizes the superiority of transesophageal imaging over transthoracic echocardiography for this clinical entity.


How to cite this article:
Taleb M, Moza A, Khouri SJ. Giant interatrial septal aneurysm mimicking a left atrial mass.Heart Views 2013;14:88-89


How to cite this URL:
Taleb M, Moza A, Khouri SJ. Giant interatrial septal aneurysm mimicking a left atrial mass. Heart Views [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Oct 6 ];14:88-89
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