Late simultaneous presentation of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and tricuspid regurgitation after blunt chest trauma.
A 32-yr-old man developed progressive exertional dyspnea 4 yr after blunt chest trauma due to an automobile accident. Two-dimensional echocardiography and computed-tomographic coronary angiography demonstrated a large pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle and severe tricuspid regurgitation. The patient underwent successful surgical exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm by endoaneurysmal patch closure and repair of the tricuspid valve regurgitation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of these 2 different pathologies presenting late simultaneously after blunt chest trauma and successful surgical repairs in the published literature.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceJournal of Korean medical science 27:4 2012 Apr pg 443-5
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
Pub Type(s)Case Reports