An investigation of the anatomical variations of left atrial appendage by multidetector computed tomographic coronary angiography
European Journal of Radiology, 06/01/2012
Koplay M et al. – The left atrial appendage (LAA) has multiple anatomical shape variations. The authors demonstrated previously undefined new shape types of LAA. Knowledge of LAA variations is important in order to avoid procedure–related complications when ablative treatment is to be performed or if surgical procedures are indicated in this region. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography provides important and detailed information about determining and evaluating these variations before undertaking a planned procedure in this region.