A Case of Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Ascending Aorta occurring in a Postoperative Patient who underwent Arch Replacement and Bentall's Operation
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A case of traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta occurring in a postoperative patient who underwent an arch replacement and Bentall's operation was reported. A bleeding point was clear at the graft of the ascending aorta, and a pseudoaneurysmal formation was suspected following an echocardiogram. An aortogram demonstrated the presence of an aneurysm approximately 8 cm by 4 cm in size originating 5 cm above the right coronary ostia. An emergency operation was carried out. A Trans-femoral bypass was established before sternotomy. The Operative findings showed that adhesive connective tissue covered a pseudoaneurysm 8 cm by 4 cm in size, and that there was a tear in the anastomosis of the grafts between the ascending aorta and the arch 5 cm above the coronary ostia. Direct suture was performed, using hypothermic circulatory arrest. In this paper, we discuss the mechanism, classification, and operative strategy of traumatic pseudoaneurysm.
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
Hiroshima University Medical Press