Left atrial enlargement

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Slight shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

The carina is played and a double right heart border is seen. The heart is enlarged and upper zone pulmonary vasculature is prominent particularly in the right upper zone. 

Case Discussion

Features are typical of left atrial enlargement due to mitral regurgitation. 

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Case information

rID: 19641
Case created: 30th Sep 2012
Last edited: 4th Nov 2015
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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