, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 76–78 | Cite as

Atypical form of left ventricular noncompaction resembling mass appearance in papillary muscles

  • C.E. CagliyanEmail author
  • R.E. Akilli
  • A. Deniz
  • O.S. Deveci
  • S. Demir
  • M. Kanadasi
Case study

Myocardial noncompaction is a unique and unclassified cardiomyopathy [1]. Its incidence seems to be rising in conjunction with the development of cardiac imaging. It is strongly associated with the development of heart failure, lethal arrhythmias, and thromboembolic events [2]. In this report, we present the case of a young male patient with echocardiographic signs of severe left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC).

Case report

A 27-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic with complaints of unconsciousness and palpitations. His symptoms had started 1 year before his referral, and were accelerated in the last 6 months with a frequency of two to three attacks per month. He reported that after an episode of rapid palpitations, he would lose consciousness for several minutes. He was taken to various emergency departments several times. His physical examination was normal except for a 2/6 systolic cardiac murmur heard at the cardiac apex. His electrocardiogram revealed left...

Atypisches Bild einer linksventrikulären Non-Compaction-artigen Raumforderung in den Papillarmuskeln


Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there are no conflicts of interest.

Supplementary material

Video 1. Color-Doppler appearance of intertrabecular blood flow (MP4 2MB)

Video 2. Mid-ventricular short axis plane (MP4 4MB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C.E. Cagliyan
    • 1
    Email author
  • R.E. Akilli
    • 1
  • A. Deniz
    • 1
  • O.S. Deveci
    • 1
  • S. Demir
    • 2
  • M. Kanadasi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyCukurova University Faculty of MedicineAdanaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyAdana State HospitalAdanaTurkey

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