Inferior wall diverticulum of left ventricle coexisting with mental retardation and atrial septal defect

Henry Liu, Ting Zhou, Jiao Liu, Yiru Tong, Jack S. Shanewise

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Abstract

We report a case of congenital inferior wall left ventricular diverticulum (LVD), atrial septal defect and mental retardation detected by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. The combination of three features strongly suggests that genetic factors play important role in the pathogenesis of the disorder. Most LVDs are asymptomatic. Echocardiographers and cardiac anesthesiologists should be aware of this anomaly, and include it in the differential diagnosis of abnormally shaped ventricular wall and seek other congenital abnormalities if LVD is detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)895-898
Number of pages4
JournalMiddle East journal of anesthesiology
Volume21
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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