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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 159–162 | Cite as

True congenital aneurysm of the septum primum not associated with obstructive right- or left-sided lesions: Identified by two-dimensional echocardiography and angiography in a newborn

  • Alfonso Casta
  • Daisy Casta
  • David W. Sapire
  • Leonard Swischuk
Article

Summary

Aneurysms of the interatrial septum are unusual anomalies that have been demonstrated by (M-mode and 2-dimensional) echocardiography in patients with complex congenital heart defects. They have also been found at autopsy in adults without heart defects. Complications have resulted from these aneurysms in adults. A true aneurysm of the septum primum was an incidental finding identified by 2-dimensional echocardiography and angiography in a newborn with an atrial septal defect.

Key words

Atrial septal aneurysm Atrial septal defect Congenital heart defects 

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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfonso Casta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daisy Casta
    • 1
    • 2
  • David W. Sapire
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leonard Swischuk
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsThe University of Texas Medical BranchGalveston
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyThe University of Texas Medical BranchGalveston

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