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- Received March 14, 2011
- Accepted March 24, 2011
- Published online August 23, 2011.
A 68-year-old man underwent percutaneous coronary intervention of an 80% circumflex stenosis. Ventriculography was normal, except for a basal anteroseptal protrusion (A, C, and E). Cardiac computed tomography revealed a small diverticulum with myocardial thinning (B, D, F, G, and H). Both nonapical and apical diverticula are rare, characterized by a narrow neck and 3 myocardial layers. Apical variety is usually part of Cantrell's syndrome (1), which includes intracardiac and midline thoraco-abdominal abnormalities. Nonapical diverticula are usually isolated, with serious sequelae being rare (2). LV = left ventricle; RV = right ventricle; arrows = diverticulum.
- Received March 14, 2011.
- Accepted March 24, 2011.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation