European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 23 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 23 (3): 223-226 (2019)

Right juxtaposition of atrial appendages with isolated ventricular septal defect

Vikas Kumar, Rana Sandip Singh, Vivek Jaswal

epartment of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

ABSTRACT Juxtaposition of atrial appendages is a very rare congenital cardiac anomaly. It is not of much importance per se, but its identification pre-operatively usually indicates the presence of complex cardiac or extracardiac malformations. Left juxtaposition of atrial appendages is more common than right juxtaposition. Juxtaposition of atrial appendages is mostly associated with cyanotic congenital heart diseases and very rarely with acyanotic cardiac anomalies. We here present a case of right juxtaposition of atrial appendages in an infant associated with isolated ventricular septal defect.

Keywords: Juxtaposition of atrial appendages Left atrial juxtaposition Right atrial juxtaposition Ventricular septal defect

European Journal of anatomy
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