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Journal of Case Reports
Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy Misdiagnosed as Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hao Thai Phan
Department of Internal Medicine. Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Hao Thai Phan
Email: phanthaihao@yahoo.com
Received: 15-SEP-2017 Accepted: 05-JAN-2018 Published Online: 15-JAN-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0004
Background: Non-compaction cardiomyopathy is a rare cardiomyopathy, until now, not fully clarified. Diagnosis remains difficult since there are similarities with other cardiac defects, clinical manifestations are non-specific and echocardiographic criteria are not universally accepted. As a consequence diagnosis may be easily missed. We present a clinical case of previously healthy and asymptomatic boy, misdiagnosed as dilated cardiomyopathy. Case Report: A 13-year-old previously healthy boy presented with a 2 day of abdominal pain after being hit by his friend. Physical examination showed signs of congestive cardiac failure. Echocardiography and cardiac MS-CT were consistent with the diagnosis of non-compaction cardiomyopathy. Conclusion: Our purpose with this case report was to point out attention to this entity as an important and often misdiagnosed cause of dilated cardiomyopathy.
Keywords : Abdominal Pain, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Echocardiography, Endocardium, Myocardium.
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