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Pseudoaneurysm of the left coronary ostial anastomoses as a complication of the modified Bentall procedure diagnosed by echocardiography and multislice computed tomography.
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PMID:  17389208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a patient with a pseudoaneurysm of the left coronary ostial anastomoses diagnosed 6 years after a Bentall procedure with coronary button anastomoses had been performed. Preoperatively, the pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta was diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography and multislice tomography, and the diagnosis was confirmed by surgery. Intraoperatively, the dehiscence of the button anastomosis of the left coronary artery was determined. The operative technique for the repair of the left coronary anastomosis dehiscence was direct closure through a sternotomy using extracorporeal circulation. The patient was discharged on the twelfth day without problems. In conclusion, we demonstrated that the patient with a pseudoaneurysm after a conduit operation of the ascending aorta can be prediagnosed by using echocardiography and multislice tomography.
Bilgehan Erkut; Münacettin Ceviz; Necip Becit; Fuat Gündogdu; Yahya Unlü; Mecit Kantarci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-28     Completed Date:  2007-04-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E191-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ataturk University Medical School, Erzurum, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Coronary Artery Disease / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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