ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
RUPTURED PSEUDOANEURYSM INTO THE RIGHT VENTRICLE OUTFLOW TRACT AFTER ASCENDING AORTA REPLACEMENT
Murat İkizler, *Bahadır Gültekin, *Atilla Sezgin, *Atılay Taşdelen
Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, Eskişehir
*Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara
Mediastinal pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of cardiac and aortic surgery. We report a 55-year-old woman with mediastinal pseudoaneurysm ruptured into the right ventricle outflow tract. The pseudoaneurysm developed after the ascending aort replacement due to suture line dehiscence and it was re-operated successfully with no need to replace the graft. This case illustrates that mediastinal pseudoaneurysm is a potential complication after aortic surgery and it has the ability of rupture into the neighboring structures.
Keywords : Mediastinal pseudoaneurysm, rupture, aort, graft
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