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Case report
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Pericardial reinforcement after partial atrial resection in idiopathic enlargement of the right atrium

Published inThe annals of thoracic surgery, vol. 71, no. 2, p. 737-738
Publication date2001
Abstract

A 2-year-old boy in whom idiopathic enlargement of the right atrium was diagnosed in utero by fetal echocardiography underwent surgical intervention because of progression of right atrial dilatation. During operation, the lateral right atrial wall was externally reinforced after partial resection by approximating and fixing the neighboring autologous pericardium around the external circumference of the right atrium. This technique is a useful means of preventing recurrence of dilatation in histologically abnormal right atrial tissue that predisposes the patient to possible reintervention.

Keywords
  • Child, Preschool
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Atria/abnormalities/surgery
  • Heart Defects, Congenital/diagnosis/surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pericardium/surgery
  • Suture Techniques
Citation (ISO format)
KALANGOS, Afksendiyos et al. Pericardial reinforcement after partial atrial resection in idiopathic enlargement of the right atrium. In: The annals of thoracic surgery, 2001, vol. 71, n° 2, p. 737–738. doi: 10.1016/S0003-4975(00)02318-3
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