Giant anastomotic pseudoaneurysm after Bentall operation causing late postoperative cardiogenic shock

E. Doria, G. Ballerini, M. Pepi

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta is a rare but severe complication occurring after composite graft surgery for combined aortic valve and ascending aorta disease. The diagnosis of this condition can be difficult because anastomotic pseudoaneurysms show highly variable clinical features depending on the site of the aortic dehiscence and on the involvement of the surrounding structures. We report an unusual case of a late postoperative aortic graft dehiscence, causing acute right heart failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-630
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Volume2
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Aortic pseudoaneurysm
  • Bentall operation
  • Pulmonary artery obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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