Left ventricular aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding on CT study of the abdomen.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

Aneurysmal dilation of the cardiac apex partially filled by a 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
Published: 2nd Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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