Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 1097–1100 | Cite as

Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Following Surgical Repair of Ventricular Septal Defect in an Infant

  • Nobuyuki Ikeda
  • David M. Stone
  • Emy M. Kuriakose
  • Jamie Frost
  • Marcus P. Haw
  • Joseph J. Vettukattil
  • Anas S. TaqatqaEmail author
Case Report


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.


Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm Infant VSD repair MTHFR gene mutation 



This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors. Institutional Review Board approval was not required for this case report.

Supplementary material

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)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuyuki Ikeda
    • 1
  • David M. Stone
    • 2
  • Emy M. Kuriakose
    • 3
  • Jamie Frost
    • 4
  • Marcus P. Haw
    • 3
  • Joseph J. Vettukattil
    • 3
  • Anas S. Taqatqa
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Michigan State University/Sparrow Health SystemLansingUSA
  2. 2.Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Children’s Heart CenterLansingUSA
  3. 3.Congenital Heart Center, Spectrum Health, Helen DeVos Children’s HospitalGrand RapidsUSA
  4. 4.Advanced Radiology ServicesGrand RapidsUSA

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