Congenital left ventricular diverticulum repair in an adult with dual patch technique

Javier Mejia*, Stephen M. Spindel, Amit Pawale, Shinobu Itagaki, Percy Boateng

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Rupture of a congenital left ventricular diverticulum (CLVD), a rare anatomical anomaly, is a catastrophic event, with potential fatal consequences. Repair techniques documented in the literature include primary closure and single patch closure. We describe a case of a 57-year-old woman with symptomatic anterolateral CLVD. Our approach involves a linear incision through the epicardial surface of the diverticulum with exclusion of the cavity, and restoration of normal ventricular geometry via a two-patch technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1621-1623
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020


  • cardiovascular pathology
  • clinical review
  • congenital heart disease
  • surgical history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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