Ruptured pseudoaneurysm of the aorta with encapsulated mediastinal abscess after coronary artery bypass grafting

  • Tetsuya Ueno
  • Kazuyuki Ikeda
  • Yasuo Koga
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Abstract

Rupture of pseudoaneurysm of the aorta with chronic active mediastinitis after cardiac surgery, is a catastrophic complication. We report a case of one-stage operation of urgent repair for ruptured pseudoaneurysm under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, debridement of mediastinum, and omental transfer, with an uneventful postoperative course.

Key words

pseudoaneurysm of the aorta mediastinal abscess bovine pericardium 

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© Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuya Ueno
    • 1
  • Kazuyuki Ikeda
    • 1
  • Yasuo Koga
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular SurgeryUreshino National HospitalSagaJapan

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