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Percutaneous occlusion of posttraumatic aortic arch pseudoaneurysm by catheter-based delivery of thrombin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17960643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a patient in whom a posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch was successfully treated by catheter-based delivery of thrombin with balloon occlusion of the entry tear. CASE REPORT: A 63-year-old male presented with pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch after blunt chest trauma which was detected incidentally during routine chest X-ray. Using a percutaneous transfemoral approach, a 5 French Swan-Ganz catheter could be positioned into the aneurysm sac. Under balloon occlusion of the entry tear in order to prevent systemic embolization, 1,000 units of bovine thrombin were injected into the aneurysm sac resulting in complete occlusion of the aneurysm. Contrast-enhanced computed tomographic control showed complete thrombosis of the aneurysm over a follow-up period of 12 months. CONCLUSION: Percutaneous catheter-based delivery of thrombin is a feasible and effective minimally-invasive treatment alternative for patients with thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms.
Christiane Buhr; Holger Eggebrecht; Raimund Erbel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-05     Completed Date:  2008-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / drug therapy*,  etiology,  radiography
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / drug therapy*,  etiology,  radiography
Contrast Media
Hemostatics / administration & dosage*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Thrombin / administration & dosage*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Hemostatics; EC

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