An uncommon cause of pulsation on the left side of the thorax Case report


COD: 05_2009_385-388 Categorie: ,

Bekir Hayrettin Sirin, Ihsan Iskesen, Adnan Taner Kurdal

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2009; 80: 385-387

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A 70 years old man affected by clinical findings of congestive heart failure eight months after aneurysmectomy of a
true left ventricular aneurysm, presented with actual pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle.
There was a 5 x 5 cm soft tissue mass on the left side of the chest, synchronously pulsating with heart beating. The
repair was performed with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass. Myocardial tissues were approximated and closed by using
two Teflon stripes. BioGlue was applied on the sutures and between the stripes.
Although there is a significantly high mortality of the pseudoaneurysm cases their repair can and should be performed
in an urgent procedure.