Surgical treatment of a chest-wall penetrating left ventricular pseudoaneurysm

Matthias Bauer, Michele Musci, Miralem Pasic, Friedrich D Knollmann, Roland Hetzer

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This report describes the treatment of a patient who developed a chest- wall penetrating pseudoaneurysm 3 years after coronary bypass grafting and after the resection of a lateral wall left ventricular aneurysm twice. The patient presented with a pulsatile tumor in the left submammilar region. Surgery was done in deep hypothermia, with femoro-femoral cannulation and via a left anterolateral thoracotomy. The perioperative course was uneventful and the patient is still well 5 years after surgery. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-276
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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