CHARLES A. BERTRAND, M.D.; ROBERT N. COOLEY, M.D.
The causes of an abnormal protuberance, or bulging, of the left ventricular contour, as seen on the conventional chest film, include ventricular aneurysm,1 a localized syphilitic involvement of the myocardium,2, 3 or a tumor of the heart or pericardium.4 Other less likely causes are: an abscess or localized ulcerative lesion of bacterial endocarditis, loculated pericardial effusion, tuberculoma, and rheumatic involvement of the myocardium. Of these possible causes, ventricular aneurysm secondary to myocardial infarction is by far the most common, since approximately 8 to 10% of infarctions result in aneurysm formation.1 It is probable that a careful search of the cardiac
BERTRAND CA, COOLEY RN. CONGENITAL ANEURYSM OF THE LEFT VENTRICLE: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:426–434. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-2-426
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(2):426-434.
Cardiology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Urinary Tract Infection.
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