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Echocardiography. 2013 Jul;30(6):E171-4. doi: 10.1111/echo.12189. Epub 2013 Apr 8.

A rare association of left ventricular diverticulum and noncompaction: continuum of common developmental abnormality?

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Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. dryadvinder@hotmail.com

Abstract

A previously healthy 16-year-old girl presented with history of fever of 3 months duration without any significant clinical finding on examination. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed moderate pericardial effusion and later diagnosed as tubercular in etiology. Besides, TTE also showed an incidental finding of large left ventricular (LV) diverticulum in submitral region along the postero-basal segment and left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC). Nonapical LV diverticulum is a rare variant of this uncommon congenital condition and its association with LVNC has not been reported in literature. Patient was discharged on antitubercular therapy for pericardial effusion and advised for 6 monthly follow-up for diverticulum.

KEYWORDS:

left ventricular diverticulum; mitral regurgitation; noncompaction; transthoracic echocardiography

PMID:
23560538
DOI:
10.1111/echo.12189
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