Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Following Surgical Repair of Ventricular Septal Defect in an Infant
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm (LV-PSA) is a rare complication following cardiac surgery, let alone in the pediatric population. Other known causes of LV-PSA are trauma, percutaneous cardiac intervention, and infections. This report describes the development of LV-PSA following surgical repair of ventricular septal defect (VSD) and coarctation of aorta (CoA) in an infant.
KeywordsLeft ventricular pseudoaneurysm Infant VSD repair MTHFR gene mutation
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Supplementary file 1 Subcostal left anterior oblique with LVOT view shows the LV-PSA superior to the left ventricle (LV) and posterior to the LVOT. LV-PSA: left ventricle pseudoaneurysm. LVOT: left ventricular outflow tract (MOV 10620 kb)
Supplementary file 2 Axial CINE imaging showing the large pseudoaneyrsm (white arrow) arising from the lateral LV wall and extending toward the left pulmonary artery. There is focal LV wall thinning and a heterogenous organized thrombus within the mass (MP4 6280 kb)