Pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricular free wall caused by tumor infiltration

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1999 Jul;12(7):604-6. doi: 10.1016/s0894-7317(99)70010-6.


Ventricular pseudoaneurysms occur as complications of myocardial infarction, heart surgery, trauma, and infective endocarditis. The process involves rupture of the ventricular wall where a structural weakness exists and containment of the blood by the pericardium. Although various malignancies may invade the heart, a pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle caused by tumor has not been reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, False / etiology*
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / pathology*
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness