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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 564–568 | Cite as

Pseudoaneurysm of the membranous septum, case report and review of the literature

  • Marios Loukas
  • R. Shane Tubbs
  • Robert G. LouisJr
  • Brian Curry
Original Article

Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm (dissecting aneurysm) of the membranous septum is a rare occasion. Clinically, aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms not only have the potential to reduce ventricular size, but also can be further complicated by rupture of the aneurysm and by promoting tricuspid insufficiency, aortic valve prolapse, ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and bacterial endocarditis. We describe a case in which a pseudoaneurysm of the membranous septum was identified protruding into the left outflow tract.

Keywords

Membranous septum Aortic valve Pseudoaneurysm Dissecting aneurysm Congenital cardiac malformations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marios Loukas
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 3
  • Robert G. LouisJr
    • 1
  • Brian Curry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomical SciencesSt. George’s UniversityGrenadaWest Indies
  2. 2.Department of Education and DevelopmentHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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