Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 250--251

Serpentinous structure in the right atrium


Monish S Raut1, Arun Maheshwari1, Ganesh Shivnani2 
1 Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Monish S Raut
Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi - 110 060
India

Thin, slender, filament like structure is common finding in right atrium echocardiographically. These structures generally represent embryological remnants like thebasian valve, eustachian valve and chiari network. Apart from these variants, they can also be initial finding of thrombotic process specially in the presence of central venous catheter. Early detection and removing the catheter can prevent further thromboembolism in such cases.


How to cite this article:
Raut MS, Maheshwari A, Shivnani G. Serpentinous structure in the right atrium.Ann Card Anaesth 2017;20:250-251


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Raut MS, Maheshwari A, Shivnani G. Serpentinous structure in the right atrium. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 23 ];20:250-251
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