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Huge ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm 13 years after Bental surgery with tube graft.
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PMID:  21432826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta are rare, disastrous complications of surgical manipulation of the aorta and its surroundings. They frequently require emergency surgical intervention due to a high risk of sudden rupture and hemorrhage. We herein present the case of a pseudoaneurysm (130 mm in diameter) of the ascending aorta with a compressive effect on the left atrium and right coronary artery ostium at the site of a tube graft implanted 13 years previously via the Bental procedure in a 34 year-old man. The susceptibility of these pseudoaneurysms to silently increase in size through the years leads to a delayed diagnosis, with an increased risk of rupture and mortality, necessitating long-term follow-ups with a view to detecting it in the initial stages, when it is easier to perform surgical or endovascular interventions with a lower risk of mortality. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 2: 185-188).
Authors:
Hossein Ahmadi; Shapour Shirani; Mohammad Saheb Jam; Ali Mohammad Haji Zeinali; Parin Yazdanifard
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1897-5593     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol J     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392712     Medline TA:  Cardiol J     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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