Right atrial appendage aneurysm (antenatal ultrasound)

Case contributed by Ersen Alp Özbalcı

Presentation

20-24 weeks detailed obstetric ultrasound. Second pregnancy. Parents are third degree relatives.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Fetal Cardiac scanning

ultrasound

4 chamber view reveals a 5th room close to the right atrium and right ventricle. There is a connection between the right atrium and the aneurysm.

Case Discussion

Atrial aneurysms are rare entities. Left-sided aneurysms are more common than right. Left-sided atrial aneurysms may be relevant with atrial arrhythmias. Right-sided atrial aneurysms can be complicated by fetal hydrops

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.