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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 356056, 3 pages
Case Report

Left Ventricular “Diverticulum” in a Patient Affected by Galactosialidosis

San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy

Received 24 September 2010; Accepted 21 March 2011

Academic Editor: André Meégarbaneé

Copyright © 2011 Alessandro Durante 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.


We present the case of a 35-year-old man affected by the late juvenile form of galactosialidosis. He was known for a moderate pericardial effusion which remained unchanged in the last 12 months. Last follow-up transthoracic echocardiographic examination showed a bulging of the posterior and lateral wall of the left ventricle. This finding has never been described before in galactosialidosis.