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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92-94

Wall-to-wall heart – The largest left atrium ever reported


1 Department of Radiology, Military Hospital (Cardiothoracic Centre), Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Radiology, INHS Kalyani, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Medicine, INHS Kalyani, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Lt Col Saikat Bhattacharjee
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Military Hospital (Cardiothoracic Centre), Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_68_19

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A 59-year-old male patient presented with a history of dyspnea on exertion for the past 10 years, which was gradually progressive in nature. The patient had orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea for the past few months. On evaluation, he was found to have cardiomegaly and a giant left atrium. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the heart showed the left atrium to be enlarged to a dimension of 20.7 cm which, as of the time of writing, is the largest ever reported.


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