ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Management of a large pseudoaneurysm secondary to balloon angioplasty for aortic coarctation
Ali Kubilay Korkut1, Gürkan Çetin1, Özge Köner2, Levent Saltık3, İlhan Günay1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery İstanbul University Haseki Cardiology Institute, İstanbul
2Departments of Anesthesiology, İstanbul University Haseki Cardiology Institute, İstanbul
3Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul
Balloon dilation of native aortic coarctation has been employed safely and effectively in selected patients, with good results during follow-up. However, pseudoaneurysm formation at the site of dilatation occurs in about 2% to 8% of the cases. Although the majority of these pseudoaneurysms remain stable, they may occasionally increase in size during follow-up, having potential risks for rupture, massive bleeding, and even death. We report a nine-year-old child who developed an aneurysm after balloon dilation of native coarctation of the aorta and was successfully treated with interposition of tube graft. The patient was discharged on the sixth postoperative day without a complication.
Keywords : Aneurysm, false; angioplasty, balloon/complications; aortic coarctation/surgery; heart catheterization
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