Elongated left atrial appendage

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Chest pain, ?aortic dissection. Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

CT aortogram study

Case Discussion

The shape and length of the left atrial appendage is highly variable and should be recognized as such.  In this case it sits immediately adjacent to the left coronary artery origin from the aorta.
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Case information

rID: 20504
Published: 22nd Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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