Elongated left atrial appendage

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Saber


Work up for chest pain. Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

CT study shows an incidental elongated left atrial appendage measures 1.5x4 cm seen in a retro-pulmonary artery location and presents a “chicken-wing” morphology. It shows normal enhancement with no thrombosis.

Normal coronary arteries.

Case Discussion

The left atrial appendage shape and length are highly variable. Here is a case of an incidental prominent elongated left atrial appendage, “chicken-wing” type with no thrombosis.

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