Quantitative analysis of the right auricle with 256-slice computed tomography.

Authors:
Tong Pan
Tong Pan
Changsha University of Science and Technology
China
Cheng Xiang
Cheng Xiang
Peking University
China
Xiao-Wei Liu
Xiao-Wei Liu
Central South University
China

Surg Radiol Anat 2017 Apr 7;39(4):383-391. Epub 2016 Oct 7.

Department of Medical Research, Shijiazhuang First Hospital, Hebei Medical University, 36 Fanxi Road, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, 050011, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: To quantitatively measure the morphology parameters of the right auricle with 256-slice multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) in healthy people.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis of 200 patients who had undergone coronary MDCTA with negative findings was performed. The raw imaging data were reconstructed and the right auricular volume, right atrial volume, right auricle height, base long and short axes, base perimeter and area, normal angle, and distance were quantitatively measured.

Results: Men had significantly (P < 0.05) greater values than women in the right auricular volume (13.3 ± 4.0 vs. 11.7 ± 3.7 mL) and height (33.0 ± 5.0 vs. 30.5 ± 5.2 mm), the base long axis (34.4 ± 4.1 vs. 33.2 ± 3.9 mm), area (787.6 ± 177.6 vs. 771.0 ± 143.2 mm) and perimeter (119.2 ± 17.5 vs. 115.0 ± 13.0), and the normal distance (22.4 ± 6.6 vs. 20.2 ± 6.7 mm). The normal 95 % reference range for the right auricular parameters was put forward. The right auricular parameters had a good correlation with the right atrium volume, aortic diameter, the body weight, height, and body surface area but a bad correlation with the vertebral body height. Significantly (P < 0.05) greater values were found in the normal angle and distance in subjects below than over 40 years of age. No other significant (P > 0.05) difference existed in the other right auricular parameters.

Conclusion: Quantitative measurements of the right auricle can help us get a good understanding of the right auricular morphology and its relationship with surrounding structures and are helpful for cardiac interventions of electrophysiology and radiofrequency ablation.

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