Rarely, the rupture of the free wall of the left ventricle is contained by an adherent pericardium, creating a pseudoaneurysm. This clinical finding calls for emergency surgery. However, true aneurysms, if no ruptures are detectable and myocardium wall integrity is confirmed, can often be managed medically. Therefore, the accurate diagnosis of these conditions is clinically important. In this report, we present a case of large left ventricular pseudoaneurysm evaluated with multimodality cardiac imaging.
Correspondence to Elnur Alizade, MD, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart & Research Hospital, Denizer Street, 34846 Cevizli, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: +90 2164596321; fax: +90 2164596321; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 10 January, 2012
Revised 24 April, 2012
Accepted 5 June, 2012
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