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Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm After Left Ventricular Remodeling: Port Access Approach

Sansone, Fabrizio MD; Ceresa, Fabrizio MD; Patanè, Francesco MD

Innovations:Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery: January/February 2014 - Volume 9 - Issue 1 - p 66–68
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000044
Case Reports

Cases of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm caused by patch leakage after left ventricular remodeling are quite rare. We describe the case of a 66-year-old man operated on through a left thoracotomy using the Port Access platform to treat patch detachment after left ventricular remodeling.

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From the Division of Cardiac Surgery, “Ospedali Riuniti Papardo-Piemonte” Hospital, Messina, Italy.

Accepted for publication December 11, 2013.

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Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Fabrizio Sansone, MD, Division of Cardiac Surgery, “Ospedali Riuniti Papardo-Piemonte” Hospital, Contrada Sperone 98158, Messina, Italy. E-mail:

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