Left atrial enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam

Presentation

Epigastric pain. Abdominal examination showed pulsating epigastric mass. CT was performed to rule out aortic aneurysm.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
ct

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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