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Late simultaneous presentation of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and tricuspid regurgitation after blunt chest trauma.

Abstract

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.

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  • Authors

    Min HK, Kang do K, Jun HJ, Hwang YH, Seol SH, Jin K, Song JW, Oh CK

    Institution

    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. minhoki@naver.com

    Source

    Journal of Korean medical science 27:4 2012 Apr pg 443-5

    MeSH

    Accidents, Traffic
    Adult
    Aneurysm, False
    Coronary Angiography
    Dyspnea
    Heart Ventricles
    Humans
    Male
    Thoracic Injuries
    Tomography, X-Ray Computed
    Tricuspid Valve
    Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22468110