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Congenital left atrial wall aneurysm in a patient with neurofibromatosis.
  1. N Uren,
  2. M Been,
  3. F Guzman
  1. Regional Cardiothoracic Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.


    A congenital intrapericardial aneurysmal dilatation of the left atrial wall was found in a 28 year old man who presented with atrial fibrillation after a syncopal event. The patient had cutaneous manifestations of neurofibromatosis. The diagnosis was made by cross sectional echocardiography and confirmed by angiocardiography. Surgical excision of the aneurysm resolved the symptoms.

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