An unusual case of large left ventricular aneurysm: Complementary role of echocardiography and multidetector computed tomography in surgical planning

Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Giovanni Ballerini, Giulio Pompilio, Francesco Alamanni, Enrica Nobili, Franco Casazza, Mauro Pepi, Paolo Biglioli

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We report a case of a 68-year-old man in whom myocardial infarction was complicated by a large and unusual left ventricular aneurysm. Peculiar anatomic features of a very large aneurysm of the posterior wall of the left ventricle were clearly suspected on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and precisely defined through multidetector computed tomography. This technique not only confirmed echocardiographic findings, but also facilitated the differential diagnosis between left ventricular aneurysm and left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and the choice of the correct surgical planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Journal of Radiology Extra
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - May 2005



  • Aneurysm
  • Computed tomography
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart
  • Left ventricle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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