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Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia

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ALMEIDA, Rui Manuel Sequeira de; LIMA JR, José Dantas; KAHRBEK, Thomas  and  TANOMARU, Maurício. Surgical repair of a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta after aortic valve replacement. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2001, vol.76, n.4, pp.326-328. ISSN 1678-4170.

We report the case of a patient with a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aortic clinically diagnosed 5 months after surgical replacement of the aortic valve. Diagnosis was confirmed with the aid of two-dimensional echocardiography and helicoidal angiotomography. The corrective surgery, which consisted of a reinforced suture of the communication with the ascending aorta after opening and aspiration of the cavity of the pseudoaneurysm, was successfully performed through a complete sternotomy using extracorporeal circulation, femorofemoral cannulation, and moderate hypothermia, with no aortic clamping.

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