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J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2011 Oct;12(10):745-6. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32834a65b1.

Giant left atrium syndrome.

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  • 1Cardiac Surgery Unit, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Milan, Italy. giuseppe.raffa78@gmail.com

Abstract

Giant left atrium syndrome can occasionally occur in patients with rheumatic mitral valve regurgitation and can be responsible for oesophagus and/or airways compression. Abnormally enlarged left atriomegaly creates unusual right chest opacification on radiographs.

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21881448
DOI:
10.2459/JCM.0b013e32834a65b1
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