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Huge left ventricular pseudoaneurysm rupture in an African young adult patient.
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PMID:  24729311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A pseudoaneurysm of the ventricle is formed when there is rupture of the myocardial wall with the discontinuity being roofed over by the pericardium and mural thrombus or fibrous tissue without myocardial elements. Cardiac pseudoaneurysm is a rare and a potentially life-threatening event. Early prophylactic surgical aneurysmectomy has been the treatment of choice. In this context, we report an unusual case of giant left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, as a result of unknown aetiology, appearing like a pulsatile mass, which was easily seen from the chest wall, in a young female, successfully treated with surgery.
Authors:
Michele di Summa; Federica Iezzi; Gilbert Oburu; Nikita Mehta
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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