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Left ventricular diverticulum, a rare echocardiographic finding: Two adult patients and review of the literature

Tomás Francisco Cianciulli, Patricia del-Carmen-Gonzalez-Colaso, María Cristina Saccheri, Jorge A. Lax, Héctor J. Redruello, Juan E. Guerra, Horacio Alberto Prezioso, Luis A. Vidal
Cardiol J 2009;16(1):76-81.

open access

Vol 16, No 1 (2009)
Case Reports
Published online: 2008-11-28
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

Congenital diverticulum of the left ventricle is a very rare cardiac abnormality characterized by a local embryological development failure of the ventricular muscle. It may present as an isolated disorder or may be associated with other cardiac abnormalities. Clinically, it has been reported that it can lead to chest pain, arrhythmias, cardiac rupture, and sudden death, although frequently the course is asymptomatic. This article presents two illustrative cases of left ventricular diverticulum. The diagnosis was made by two-dimensional echocardiography and was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. There were no other thoracoabdominal or cardiac abnormalities. The patient was asymptomatic and surgical resection was not indicated. Given the few cases reported in the medical literature, the information available is scarce; hence, physicians should be trained to make the appropriate diagnosis.

Abstract

Congenital diverticulum of the left ventricle is a very rare cardiac abnormality characterized by a local embryological development failure of the ventricular muscle. It may present as an isolated disorder or may be associated with other cardiac abnormalities. Clinically, it has been reported that it can lead to chest pain, arrhythmias, cardiac rupture, and sudden death, although frequently the course is asymptomatic. This article presents two illustrative cases of left ventricular diverticulum. The diagnosis was made by two-dimensional echocardiography and was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. There were no other thoracoabdominal or cardiac abnormalities. The patient was asymptomatic and surgical resection was not indicated. Given the few cases reported in the medical literature, the information available is scarce; hence, physicians should be trained to make the appropriate diagnosis.
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Keywords

two-dimensional echocardiography; congenital left ventricular diverticulum; cardiac catheterization

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Title

Left ventricular diverticulum, a rare echocardiographic finding: Two adult patients and review of the literature

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 16, No 1 (2009)

Pages

76-81

Published online

2008-11-28

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2009;16(1):76-81.

Keywords

two-dimensional echocardiography
congenital left ventricular diverticulum
cardiac catheterization

Authors

Tomás Francisco Cianciulli
Patricia del-Carmen-Gonzalez-Colaso
María Cristina Saccheri
Jorge A. Lax
Héctor J. Redruello
Juan E. Guerra
Horacio Alberto Prezioso
Luis A. Vidal

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