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PediatrCardiol (2009) 30:954–957

DOI 10.1007/s00246-009-9474-6

Received: 16 February 2009 / Accepted: 10 May 2009

Published online: 2 June 2009


All Cardiac Right Ventricular Outpouches Are Not Created Equal



William Evans, MD, Antonio Madrid, MD, William Castillo, MD, Robert Rollins, MD, Dean P Berthoty, MD, Vaughn Starnes, MD, Robert Wiencek, MD, Michael Ciccolo, MD, Ruben Acherman, MD



ChildrenŐs Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Parkway, Ste 690, Las Vegas 89109, Nevada, USA. Email: WNevans50@aol.com.



Congenital right ventricular diverticula and aneurysms are rare. Clinically, a diverticulum is difficult to distinguish from an aneurysm. Four diverse right ventricular cameral defects or right ventricular outpouches (RVOs) are described together with the management of each. Surgery may be necessary if an RVO has thin walls. However, if an RVO is composed of uniform thick contractile walls, conservative follow-up care likely is appropriate.


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