auricular appendage


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Noun1.auricular appendage - a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heartauricular appendage - a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart
atrium cordis, atrium of the heart - the upper chamber of each half of the heart
pouch, pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
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At the time of autopsy, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) was identified in the subcutaneous tissues of the left subclavicular chest, with distal leads terminating in a small amount of fibrous tissue within the right auricular appendage and along the medial wall of the right ventricle.
The damaged mitral valve was stretched by a finger passed through the auricular appendage of the left atrium, which was then closed with a suture.
During the preoperative visit, we noted that her facial contours were abnormal, including facial asymmetry, hypoplastic mandibles, retracted lower jaw, microtia, and auricular appendages [Figure 1].