Left atrial enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

60 years old female who presented with epigastric pain. Abdominal examination showed pulsating epigastric mass, to rule out aortic aneurysm.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Left atrial enlargement

Case Discussion

Left atrial enlargement may result from a number of conditions, either congenital or acquired. It has a number of characteristic findings on a frontal chest radiograph. CT or MRI may be also be used for diagnosis.

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Case Information

rID: 8194
Case created: 17th Jan 2010
Last edited: 1st Dec 2016
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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