Postsurgical aortic false aneurysm: Pathogenesis, clinical presentation and surgical strategy

Giuseppe M. Raffa, Pietro G. Malvindi, Diego Ornaghi, Alessio Basciu, Alessandro Barbone, Giuseppe Tarelli, Fabrizio Settepani

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Abstract

Postsurgical aortic false aneurysm occurs in less than 0.5% of all cardiac surgical cases and its management is a challenge in terms of preoperative evaluation and surgical approach. Although infections are well recognized as risk factors, technical aspects of a previous operation may have a role in pseudoaneurysm formation. The risk factors and clinical presentation of pseudoaneurysms and the surgical strategy are revisited in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-596
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic false aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Reoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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