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Delayed presentation of a post-traumatic left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20417796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms can occur after myocardial infarction or trauma, but are extremely rare in pediatric patients. We present a case of post-traumatic left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, in whom the causative event was some time before the acute clinical deterioration. The 9-year-old boy had repeated presentations for chest pain and lethargy for some months prior to admission. The report describes an effective primary suture repair.
Andrew Currie; Prem Venugopal; Nicholas Hayes; Shakeel Qureshi; Conal Austin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1633-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Kings College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery*
Echocardiography / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Heart Ventricles
Injury Severity Score
Risk Assessment
Suture Techniques
Thoracic Injuries / complications*,  diagnosis
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*,  diagnosis

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