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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182-184

Multimodality imaging of left ventricular clefts in an asymptomatic teenager

1 Department of Cardiology, San Paolo Hospital, Milano State University, Milano, Italy
2 Department of Cardiology, Valduce Hospital, Como, Italy
3 Department of Radiology, Valduce Hospital, Como, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Chiara Bencini
Department of Cardiology, San Paolo Hospital, Asst Santi Paolo E Carlo, Via A Di Rudini 8, 20142 Milano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_10_18

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Left ventricular clefts (LVCs) are defined as deep, tight blood-filled invaginations within the ventricular myocardium localized predominantly in the basal posterior septum and LV-free wall. Usually, they are asymptomatic and incidentally discovered during diagnostic imaging procedures. LVC has been reported both in healthy volunteers and in patients affected with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Clinicians should be able to recognize LVC and to distinguish this entity from other myocardial wall defects with different pathological profile and clinical significance. We describe a case of multimodality imaging of multiple septal myocardial clefts in an asymptomatic teenager.

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