Noncompaction of Ventricular Myocardium Involving the Right Ventricle


Saglam M. , SAYGIN H., KOZAN H., OZTURK E., MUTLU H.

KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.45, no.5, pp.439-441, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4070/kcj.2015.45.5.439
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.439-441

Abstract

Noncompaction ventricular myocardium is an unusual cause of cardiomyopathy. It is association with congenital heart defects, most often with outflow obstructive lesions or coronary anomalies. However, no factor could explain the arrest of development of myocardial structure (isolated form). The pathogenesis of isolated noncompaction is thought to be an arrest in endomyocardial morphogenesis. It has been reported that myocardial noncompaction could present as acquired disease. The most common site of involvement is the left ventricle, with right ventricular involvement being reported in a few cases. In this report, we present a case with noncompaction of the right ventricle (RV). Cardiac computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated morphological abnormalities of the RV.