False aneurysm and mediastinal hematoma: complications of simultaneous transcatheter therapy for coarctation of the aorta and patent ductus arteriosus in an infant

J Invasive Cardiol. 2001 Oct;13(10):710-2.


We report an infant with intractable congestive heart failure caused by coarctation of the aorta, patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, and multiple muscular ventricular septal defects. He had received balloon angioplasty for dilating the aortic coarctation and a Gianturco coil for closing the ductus at a single therapeutic catheterization session at 4 months old. After balloon angioplasty, his heart failure had dramatically resolved. A false aneurysm and mediastinal hematoma were noted on the following day. The hematoma revealed total resolution 10 weeks later. He was asymptomatic throughout 12 months of follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / etiology*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation
  • Aortic Coarctation / complications
  • Aortic Coarctation / therapy
  • Catheterization / adverse effects
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / therapy
  • Hematoma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Welfare
  • Male
  • Mediastinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Treatment Failure