Left atrial isomerism: Clinicopathologic findings in a 14-year-old boy

Ritu Chatrath, Patrick W. O'Leary, William D. Edwards

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Abstract

Visceral heterotaxy syndromes have been associated with complex congenital heart disease and several attempts have been made to classify these lesions. One area of controversy that remains is the existence of atrial isomerism. In this case report we provide definite anatomic evidence of the existence of left atrial isomerism, wherein both the atria have smooth walls, finger-like appendages, and absence of the pectinate muscles and sinus node.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Anatomy
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2003

Keywords

  • Complex congenital heart disease
  • Left atrial isomerism
  • Polysplenia syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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