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Hour glass configuration of the interaatrial septum causing obstruction of the superior vena cava.

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Author(s): Juan Valiente Mustelier | Julio Oscar Cabrera-Rego | Biolkis Sorio Valdés | Raymid García Fernández | Julio C. Gandarilla Sarmientos

Journal: Revista Cubana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
ISSN 0864-2168

Volume: 17;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 351;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Interaatrial septum | lipomatous hypertrophy | superior vena cava | echocardiography.

ABSTRACT
The erroneous denomination “lipomatous hypertrophy of the interaatrial septum” is a benign lesion characterized by an important epicardial fat accumulationin the interaatrial septum. We present a female patient with shortness of breath at great efforts and transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographydiagnosis of hourglass configuration of the interaatrial septum provoking inflow obstruction of the superior vena cava.
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