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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-143

Cor triatriatum sinistrum in a Nigerian adult


1 Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
3 Department of Medicine, University College Hospital/College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
4 Department of Anatomy; Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Akinyemi Aje
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University College Hospital, PMB 5116, Ibadan, Oyo State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0189-7969.187729

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Classical triatriatum sinistrum or cor triatriatum sinistrum is a rare congenital heart disorder arising from the left atrium being divided into two chambers and may present with undistinguishing features such as exertional dyspnea, hemoptysis, and orthopnea. It has been scarcely reported among adult Nigerians. The case being reported presented at an unusual age of 30 years. Most cases previously reported were in children. Definitive treatment is a corrective surgery with an excellent outcome. Nonintervention could have a catastrophic outcome. Therefore, there must be a high index of clinical suspicion and early diagnosis. This report is to increase awareness of such condition.


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