True congenital aneurysm of the septum primum not associated with obstructive right- or left-sided lesions: Identified by two-dimensional echocardiography and angiography in a newborn

Alfonso Casta, Daisy Casta, David W. Sapire, Leonard Swischuk

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Aneurysms of the interatrial septum are unusual anomalies that have been demonstrated by (M-mode and 2-dimensional) echocardiography in patients with complex congenital heart defects. They have also been found at autopsy in adults without heart defects. Complications have resulted from these aneurysms in adults. A true aneurysm of the septum primum was an incidental finding identified by 2-dimensional echocardiography and angiography in a newborn with an atrial septal defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1983



  • Atrial septal aneurysm
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Congenital heart defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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