Left ventricular aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding on CT study of the abdomen.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

Aneurysmal dilation of the cardiac apex partially filled with thrombus. The wall of the aneurysm is thinner than the wall of the rest of the left ventricle.

Case Discussion

A left ventricular aneurysm refers to a discrete, dyskinetic area of the left ventricular wall with a broad neck (as opposed to left ventricular pseudoaneurysms, thus often termed true aneurysms)

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Case information

rID: 25069
Case created: 2nd Oct 2013
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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