Left atrial diverticulum

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 5 Apr 2022

A left atrial diverticulum (LAD) refers to a pouch-like structure with a saclike shape with a broad-based ostium and a smooth contour to its body. They are considered an anatomical variant. 

  • some suggest that there may be a possible latent relationship between LA diverticulum and systemic embolic events during AF ablation 2.

Differential diagnosis 

Possible considerations include:

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