Cardiology in the Young

Brief Report

A curious isolated cystic lesion of the membranous atrioventricular septum

Christina M. Phelpsa1 c1, Sarah Mengshola2 and David Dunbar Ivya1

a1 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Denver, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

a2 Department of Pathology, The Children’s Hospital of Denver, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Abstract

We present the case of an isolated cystic lesion of the atrioventricular component of the membranous septum of unclear aetiology, but responsible for cardiomegaly and benign disturbances of cardiac rhythm. As far as we are aware, this type of lesion has not previously been documented.

(Accepted May 05 2008)

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence to: Christina Phelps, MD, Fellow, Pediatric cardiology, The Heart Institute, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Paediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver & Health Sciences Center, 13123 East 16th Avenue, B-100, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Tel: +1 720 777 2940; Fax: +1 720 777 7287; E-mail: phelps.christina@tchden.corg