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Case Reports in Medicine - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 4325830, 3 pages -

Case Report3rd Department of Cardiology, Ippokrateio Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Received 8 September 2016; Accepted 13 December 2016

Academic Editor: John Kortbeek

Copyright © 2016 Stergios Tzikas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Osteophytes are pointed or beaked osseous outgrowths at the margins of articular surfaces that are often associated with degenerative changes of articular cartilage. They are the most common aspect of osteoarthritis and they infrequently cause symptoms by compression of the adjacent anatomic structures, such as nerves, vessels, bronchi, and esophagus. We present here a rare case of a patient with a left atrial deformation by a large osteophyte.





Author: Stergios Tzikas, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Christodoulos Papadopoulos, and Vassilios Vassilikos

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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