(3) The most common intracardiac defect is ventricular septal defect followed by atrial septal defect, valvular or infundibular pulmonary stenosis, tetralogy of Fallot, and left ventricular diverticulum
(in the order of decreasing prevalence).
A pouch protruding from the free wall of the left ventricle may be either a congenital ventricular diverticulum (CVD) or aneurysm (CVA).
The left ventricular diverticulum was dissected out to the umbilicus and delivered into the chest with gentle traction and revealed a fingerlike pouch contracting synchronously with the left ventricle (Figure 2 and Video 1).
But Leah had congenital left ventricular diverticulum
- a rare birth defect.
Leah was one of a handful of people in the world suffering from a birth defect called congenital left ventricular diverticulum
- the left side of her heart was enlarged and struggled to pump blood.
Common cardiac anomalies associated with ectopia cordis include ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, right ventricular diverticulum
, double right ventricular outflow tract and tetralogy of Fallot.
Multiple stones (n = 76) were removed surgically, but the bird died, and a large ventricular diverticulum
was diagnosed at necropsy.
Leah is one of only 17 people worldwide who has congenital left ventricular diverticulum
, a condition which sees the left side of the heart enlarged and the muscle unable to pump blood.
Congenital ventricular diverticulum and aneurysm are two distinct rare entities with different morphologic and histological characteristics and outcomes.
(5) recently reported that congenital left ventricular diverticulum and aneurysm are two distinct entities with worse outcome in the latter.
On left ventriculography, a contractile left ventricular diverticulum
arising from the left ventricular posterobasal region was observed (Fig.
Here we report a case of asymptomatic, congenital left ventricular diverticulum
and ventricular septal defect (VSD).