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Transesophageal Echocardiographic Identification of Anomalous Course of the Left Atrial Appendage

Mandeep Kumar, Alok Kumar, Anand K Mishra

Keywords : Juxtaposition, Left atrial appendage, Transesophageal echocardiography

Citation Information : Kumar M, Kumar A, Mishra AK. Transesophageal Echocardiographic Identification of Anomalous Course of the Left Atrial Appendage. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2019; 7 (1):18-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1096

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The left atrial appendage (LAA) considerably varies in morphology and position. In rare cases, it can be juxtaposed on the right side. Here, we present the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) images and surgical findings of two patients presenting for corrective surgery of their underlying congenital cardiac anomalies. While abnormal position of the LAA was detected in the first patient, juxtaposition of LAA was detected in second patient by TEE and confirmed intraoperatively.


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