Left atrial enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam


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

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

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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