Dilatation of the Left Atrial Appendage.

  title={Dilatation of the Left Atrial Appendage.},
  author={William Galbraith Williams},
  journal={British heart journal},
Dilatation confined to the appendage of the left atrium is an unusual condition. There appear to be two varieties, one group occurring with an intact pericardium and the other in association with a pericardial defect. Only 8 examples have been reported, of which 7 were submitted to thoracotomy. Of these one was described as a diverticulum of the left atrium (Pitts and Potts, 1962), but in many respects it was similar to the cases that are the subject of this paper and is, therefore, included… CONTINUE READING