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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(6), 114-116
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-6-1
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Submitral Aneurysm: A Rare Congenital Anomaly

Manish Ruhela1, , Dinanath kumar1, Chandra Bhan Meena1 and Rajeev Bagarhatta1

1Department of Cardiology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pub. Date: June 16, 2014

Cite this paper:
Manish Ruhela, Dinanath kumar, Chandra Bhan Meena and Rajeev Bagarhatta. Submitral Aneurysm: A Rare Congenital Anomaly. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(6):114-116. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-6-1


Submitral aneurysm is a congenital out pouching of the left ventricular wall invariably occurring adjacent to the posterior mitral leaflet. This rare congenital cardiac anomaly was initially described among the African population and is considered rare in the other parts of world. The clinical picture is dominated by congestive cardiac failure in the presence of mitral regurgitation. Echocardiography provides precise non-invasive diagnosis. The literature is reviewed to increase the awareness of clinicians, especially novice echocardiographers about this rare cardiac anomaly when coming across congestive cardiac failure with mitral regurgitation in young population.

submitral aneurysm congenital anomaly mitral regurgitation

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