Congenital aorto-left atrial tunnel - An unusual communication: A case report

Ozbarlas N. , Erdem S., Kucukosmanoglu O. , Poyrazoglu H., Salih O. K.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.1, pp.44-46, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20061114
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-46


Congenital aortico-cameral communications are rarely seen. We present an asymptomatic patient in whom there was a congenital vascular communication rising from the aortic root and terminating in the left atrium. She had an atrial septal defect (ASD). The diagnosis was made with echocardiography and confirmed by aortography. She was treated by closing the tunnel and the ASD. The outcome was satisfactory in this extremely rare case of a congenital cardiac lesion. Coincidental diagnosis could be made during careful echocardiographic examination.