Partially unroofed coronary sinus diagnosed by real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography after operation of secundum atrial septal defect

  • Hai-yan Chen
  • Cui-zhen Pan
  • Xian-hong ShuEmail author


Pulmonary Hypertension Left Atrium Coronary Sinus Atrial Septal Defect Transthoracic Echocardiography 
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Supplementary material

Two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography shows a defect in the middle part of the coronary sinus and color doppler imaging displays the blue shunt from left artrium to coronary sinus. (AVI 4148 kb)

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Real-time Three-dimensional TEE (RT-3DE,X7-2t, Philips IE33) displays an excellent view of the oval defect located at the posterior wall of the left atrium and its neighbouring structures. (AVI 2094 kb)
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By rotating the 3-D pyramid and adjusting the plane of interesting, the RT-3DE shows right atrium and right ventricle more clearly. In addition, it displays the coronary sinus defect and the entrance of the coronary sinus in a different degree. (AVI 2060 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EchocardiographyZhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Medical Imaging, Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular DiseasesShanghaiChina

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