Repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm eroding through the sternum

Sulaiman B. Hasan, Fazal W. Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Mohammad Tariq, Ghufranullah Khan

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In reoperation for an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm eroding through the sternum, a left ventricular vent allows careful unhurried sternal division under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. We repaired ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms in 2 patients who had undergone aortic valve implantation 6 and 21 months earlier. A minithoracotomy was made in the left 5th intercostal space, and a vent was placed in the left ventricular apex. Repair was accomplished with a bovine pericardial patch reinforced with a Teflon felt strip. Both patients made an uneventful recovery with good functional status at discharge at the 8- and 18-month follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Aortic pseudoaneurysm
  • Deep hypothermia
  • Left ventricular vent
  • Sternal erosion


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