Atrioventricular septal defect with cor triatriatum sinister. (17/34)

Cor triatriatum (CT) is a rare cardiac anomaly, characterized by a membrane in the left atrium which separates the atrium into the proximal and distal chambers. Association of CT with atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD) is extremely rare; only three cases with complete AVSD and 10 with partial AVSD have been reported. In this study, we present an 11-month-old female infant with complete AVSD and cor triatriatum. The patient recovered uneventfully after surgery and normal cardiac performance was achieved 2 years later.  (+info)

Cor triatriatum: a multimodality imaging approach. (18/34)

A 60-year-old man presented with congestive heart failure and was diagnosed with cor triatriatum after echocardiography. The various imaging modalities used for the definitive diagnosis of this condition are reviewed.  (+info)

Coexistence of coronary cameral fistulae and cor triatriatum sinister in an elderly patient. (19/34)

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Usefulness of multidetector-row computed tomography in evaluating adult cor triatriatum. (20/34)

Cor triatriatum is a rare congenital cardiac disease in which a fibromuscular membrane divides the left atrium into 2 distinct chambers. The most common presenting symptoms in adults are dyspnea, hemoptysis, and orthopnea, which mimic mitral stenosis in presentation. Cor triatriatum is commonly evaluated and diagnosed by echocardiography.Herein, we describe the case of a 39-year-old woman who had experienced worsening dyspnea for 7 months. Cor triatriatum was diagnosed by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. A 3-dimensional reconstruction image produced by multidetector-row computed tomography (40 slices) clearly showed the intra-atrial membrane and the communicating fenestration, in conjunction with coronary and whole-heart evaluation in a single study. On the basis of our findings, we conclude that multidetector-row computed tomography may be a useful tool, as an adjunct to echocardiography, for whole-heart evaluation before operative correction of cor triatriatum.  (+info)

Hemolytic anemia: an unusual presentation of cor triatriatum sinistrum. (21/34)

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Adult cor triatriatum presenting as cardioembolic stroke. (22/34)

Cor triatriatum is a rare congenital cardiac malformation characterized by a fibromuscular membrane that divides the left atrium into two distinct chambers. In almost all cases, it is diagnosed in childhood, whereas adult cases are extremely rare. Herein, we describe an unusual case of cor triatriatum in a 55-year-old woman who presented with embolic cerebral infarction. The patient experienced sudden-onset, transient left-sided homonymous hemianopsia and echocardiography and multidetector computed tomography detected a membrane-like structure across the left atrium, confirming the diagnosis of a cor triatriatum. The laboratory examination for hypercoagulopathy was negative. She was conservatively treated with anticoagulation and her neurological manifestation gradually improved.  (+info)

Cor triatriatum and lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum in the elderly: a case report. (23/34)

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Cor triatriatum sinistrum in childhood. A single institution's experience. (24/34)

INTRODUCTION: Cor triatriatum sinistrum (CTS) is a rare congenital cardiac defect that can present with a wide range of symptoms and may be associated with other structural cardiac defects. Very limited data are available for pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the experience with CTS at a single pediatric centre, highlighting symptoms on presentation, mode of diagnosis and outcome. METHODS: Hospital databases were searched to identify patients with CTS who were diagnosed between 1954 and 2005. Medical records with demographic data, clinical evaluation, diagnostic approach, interventions and autopsy results were reviewed. RESULTS: Between 1954 and 2005, 82 patients (43 female children, 52%) with CTS were diagnosed at the institution. Patients were born between 1951 and 2004, and the median age at presentation was eight months (range one day to 16.1 years). The majority of patients (77%) presented with associated cardiac lesions. Of 82 patients, 57 (70%) underwent resection of the fibromuscular diaphragm, 14 (17%) did not require surgery and 11 (13%) did not survive the time to intervention. Nineteen patients (23%) died a median of two months (range one day to 5.5 years) after presentation. Nine of these patients (11%) died before surgery was attempted. Most patients were completely asymptomatic at the time of the last follow-up at a median of three years (range one day to 18 years). Echocardiography significantly facilitated the diagnosis and subsequent management of patients with CTS. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the diversity in presentation and complexity of associated lesions, the outcome for patients with CTS is favourable.  (+info)