Interatrial septal aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Yune Kwong

Presentation

Chest pain for investigation

Patient Data

Age: 40-45 years old
Gender: Female
CT

ECG gated cardiac CT

There is bulging of the inter-atrial septum into the right atrium.

Case Discussion

Interatrial septal aneurysm are localised bulges (> 15mm) of the interatrial septum. It occurs in the septum primum overlying the fossa ovalis.

This condition is associated with patent foramen ovale and increased risk of cerebral ischaemia.

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Case information

rID: 29958
Case created: 7th Jul 2014
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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