Elongated left atrial appendage

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Chest pain, ?aortic dissection. Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

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
Case created: 22nd Nov 2012
Last edited: 3rd Dec 2016
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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