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Cor triatriatum sinister: a case series [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(1): 20-23 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.04780

Cor triatriatum sinister: a case series

Onur Isik1, Muhammet Akyuz1, Mehmet Fatih Ayik1, Erturk Levent2, Yuksel Atay1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey


OBJECTIVE
As a highly rare congenital defect, cor triatriatum sinister represents only 0.1% of congenital cardiac anomalies. Depending on the degree of obstruction and the accompanying symptoms, cor triatriatum can be diagnosed at any age. This case series described 5 patients with cor triatriatum sinister who underwent operation.

METHODS
Five patients with cor triatriatum sinister were seen at our institution between 2007 and 2013. The demographic characteristics and surgical results of these patients are outlined in this retrospective review.

RESULTS
The surgical approach consists of left or right atriotomy, excision of the obstructing membrane, and repair of the associated intracardiac anomalies. After an uneventful postoperative hospital stay, all patients were discharged 5–10 days postoperatively. There were no instances of recurrent constriction after surgical treatment of the cor triatriatum membrane. Patients were followed up for a median of 4 years and were symptom free.

CONCLUSION
In the surgical management of this easily and fully treatable congenital cardiac anomaly, it is difficult to determine which atriotomy approach is comparatively more advantageous. However, in the management of cor triatriatum sinister, priority should be given to confirmation of the diagnosis and full resection of the membrane. Thus, the surgeon should not hesitate to perform additional incisions if deemed necessary.

Keywords: Cardiovascular diseases, cor triatriatum; echocardiography.

Onur Isik, Muhammet Akyuz, Mehmet Fatih Ayik, Erturk Levent, Yuksel Atay. Cor triatriatum sinister: a case series. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(1): 20-23

Corresponding Author: Muhammet Akyuz, Türkiye
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