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Role of transesophageal echocardiography: A rare case of acute left atrial free wall dissection


1 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Sagar Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sagar Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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G Anil Kumar
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sagar Hospitals, Kumaraswamy Layout, Banashankari, Bengaluru - 560 070, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.166482

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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 593-595

 

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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been used routinely in the diagnosis and follow-up of cardiac cases. Left atrial dissection (LAd), an exceedingly rare complication of cardiac surgery, is most commonly associated with mitral valve surgery. A case of LAd is presented, and the pathology was accurately defined and immediately diagnosed using intraoperative TEE. This case highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of LAd using intraoperative TEE, and a second cardiac surgery was avoided.






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1 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Sagar Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sagar Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
G Anil Kumar
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Sagar Hospitals, Kumaraswamy Layout, Banashankari, Bengaluru - 560 070, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.166482

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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been used routinely in the diagnosis and follow-up of cardiac cases. Left atrial dissection (LAd), an exceedingly rare complication of cardiac surgery, is most commonly associated with mitral valve surgery. A case of LAd is presented, and the pathology was accurately defined and immediately diagnosed using intraoperative TEE. This case highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of LAd using intraoperative TEE, and a second cardiac surgery was avoided.






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