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MASSIMO MIDIRI

Unusual case of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm

  • Autori: Novo, G.; Midiri, M.; Fazio, G.; Alaimo, V.; Evola, S.; Rotolo, A.; Farinella, M.; Ciaramitaro, G.; Novo, S.; Assennato, P.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2009
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Parole Chiave: ventricular pseudoaneurysm
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/50722

Abstract

A 71 year-old man with a history of previous anterior myocardial infarction, triple coronary artery bypass graft and left ventricular (LV) aneurysmectomy was admitted to the cardiology unit for chest pain. Physical examination showed a pulsing mass in the left chest wall. Cardiac multislice computed tomography showed a rare case of LV pseudoaneurysm (6.3 x 6 x 10 cm) communicating by a fistulous trait (1 cm) with the left anterior chest wall (C7-C8), creating a subfascial mass (7.1 x 3.6 cm)