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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

A rare case of left subacute atrial dissection: Multimodality imaging approach

1 Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiology Unit, Giuseppe Mazzini Hospital, Teramo, Italy
2 Department of Cardiac Surgery Unit, Giuseppe Mazzini Hospital, Teramo, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Alberto Lavorgna
Cardiology Unit, Giuseppe Mazzini Hospital, P.za Italia snc Teramo 64100
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_52_18

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Today, left atrial dissection is described as a rare complication of cardiac surgery, particularly after a mitral valve replacement. We report a rare case of left subacute atrial dissection occurred as a result of a domestic accidental fall. Transesophageal echocardiogram, angio-computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed an intramural formation with clear margins and a seamless cleavage with the posterolateral wall of the left atrium, which determined an obstacle to the ventricular filling. The patient was then operated in order to empty the hematoma and reattach the atrial wall.

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