Atrial Dissection-Like Appearance Caused by an Inferior Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect with an Unroofed Defect


Gul M., Ozeke O., Canpolat U. , Temizer O., Golbasi Z., Tufekcioglu O.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.31, no.3, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/echo.12451
  • Title of Journal : ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES

Abstract

Mini-Abstract Atrial dissection is an uncommon entity and is generally associated with mitral valve interventions. However, atrial dissection-like appearance has been also reported and atrial dissection might be considered as an important differential diagnosis. We present the interesting image of a left atrial dissection-like appearance, which was actually caused by a dilated unroofed coronary sinus (CS) with inferior sinus venosus (SV)-type atrial septal defect (ASD).Unexplained volume overload of right-sided chambers should prompt for careful evaluation for SV type of ASD (superior or inferior), unroofed CS type of ASD, and partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage.