Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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A giant transsternal aortic pseudoaneurysm

Published:February 02, 2023DOI:
      Aortic pseudoaneurysm is a rare but life-threatening complication after a cardiac surgery. Potential mechanisms are suture dehiscence, iatrogenic trauma and poor quality of aortic tissues. Most cases are diagnosed in the first months after the surgery and are due to an infectious process. Here, we report a case of transsternal aortic pseudoaneurysm after an aortic valve replacement surgery and we describe our surgical approach. This case is exceptional for its late timing and presentation with a pulsatile sternal mass.
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