[Left atrial enlargement in mitral valve disease - a comparison of conventional roentgen signs and methods of roentgenographic measurement (author's transl)].


The different signs of left atrial enlargement on the conventional biplane chest roentgenogram and the methods of measurement are discussed and evaluated in 85 patients with mitral valve disease. The posterior displacement of the barium-filled esophagus is the most sensitive qualitative sign for left atrial enlargement. The sagittal left atrial diameter… (More)


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