Giant eustachian valve - with echocardiographic appearance of divided right atrium

Yavuz T., Nazli C., Kinay O., Kutsal A.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.29, sa.4, ss.336-338, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.336-338


The eustachian valve is an embryologic remnant of the valve of the inferior vena cava. It may be prominent in some individuals, but the echocardiographic appearance of a divided right atrium, as the consequence of a large eustachian valve, is extremely rare. Herein we describe an unusual giant eustachian valve with an echocardiographic appearance of a septal structure dividing the right atrium into 2 separate chambers. This abnormality should be differentiated from cor triatriatum dexter a very rare cardiac malformation for which it could be mistaken.