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An aneurysm at the cannulation site discovered 40 years after cardiac surgery: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18818581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the successful surgical treatment of a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta in a 45-year-old man who underwent surgical closure of a ventricular septal defect at the age of 5. A computed tomography scan ordered for the investigation of a pulmonary mass happened to detect a pseudoaneurysm (20 mm diameter). The pseudoaneurysm protruded anteriorly from the ascending aorta at the previous aortic cannulation site. The ascending aorta, including the lesion, was replaced with a prosthetic graft uneventfully. The cause of the pseudoaneurysm was considered iatrogenic, since he had no prior history of postoperative mediastinitis or blunt chest trauma. A computed tomography scan is a useful means to detect a mass on the ascending aorta following cardiac surgery, and it provides important information to help define a surgical strategy.
Takuya Nakayama; Takayuki Saito; Miki Asano; Norikazu Nomura; Akira Mishima
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-26     Completed Date:  2008-10-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery*
Iatrogenic Disease*
Middle Aged
Sternum / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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