SOL SLOAN; R. C. POLLOCK, M.D.; JACK KIRSHBAUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; TOBY FREEDMAN
The occurrence of moderate dilatation of the left auricle in chronic rheumatic carditis and mitral valvulitis is a well known finding. However, extreme dilatation of either the left or the right auricular chamber is quite uncommon. Since the first clinical and pathologic description of enormous enlargement of the left auricle by Owen and Fenton in 1901,9 less than 50 cases have been reported to date. These reports refer either to a tremendous symmetrical enlargement or to "aneurysmal dilatation" of the left auricle. Except for the rare case of localized auricular aneurysm due to adjacent pulmonary or mediastinal disease, auricular arteritis
SLOAN S, POLLOCK RC, KIRSHBAUM J, FREEDMAN T. MASSIVE DILATATION OF THE LEFT AURICLE: REPORT OF THREE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:75–91. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-75
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):75-91.
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