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Reduction plasty for giant left atrium causing dysphagia: Case report
  • Abdul Kerim Buğra,
  • Ersin Kadirogullari,
  • Burak Onan
Abdul Kerim Buğra
Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital
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Ersin Kadirogullari
Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital
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Burak Onan
University of Health Sciences Turkey, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Hospital
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Abstract

The giant left atrium is described as atrium with a diameter of 6.5 cm or larger, and can rarely cause dysphagia by compressing on esophagus. We wanted to present this case since we successfully reduced left atrial volume and eliminated gastrointestinal and cardiac complaints with a successful surgery. Cardiac causes of dysphagia are rare, but should be kept in mind in differential diagnosis. With early diagnosis and treatment, cardiac mortality and morbidity can be prevented.