Resection of a Giant Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm via Limited Thoracotomy

Joseph B. Clark, Jennifer G. Ting, Ronald J. Polinsky, Lewis T. Wolfe

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A left atrial appendage aneurysm is a rare cause of atrial arrhythmia in a young adult. Resection of the aneurysm is uniformly recommended in order to prevent thromboembolism and stroke. In patients without evidence of clot within the aneurysm, operative resection via a limited thoracotomy provides a safe and effective alternative to median sternotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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