Cor triatriatum: a review of the literature in light of an interesting case

Francisco M. Rincón-Tello, Clínica Los Nogales, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia
Aura M. Rivera-Herrera, Clínica de Marly, Instituto del Corazón de Bucaramanga sede Bogotá. Bogotá, Colombia

Objective: to describe the surgical technique for the correction of Cor triatriatum by real photos and video of the intervention. Methods: literature review and illustration with images of the real anatomy of this pathology in an intervention performed on a 68-year-old female patient who consulted for dyspnea and cor triatriatum sinister was documented. Results: Illustrated surgical intervention of cor triatriatum sinister in an adult patient, with recovery of functional class. Conclusions: The objective of the cor triatriatum surgical treatment is to restore a normal cardiac anatomy in addition to correct associated anomalies that are frequently present in this entity.

Keywords: Cor triatriatum. Congenital heart defects. Cardiovascular surgical procedures.