Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm with hemoptysis

Ann Thorac Surg. 1991 Mar;51(3):476-8. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(91)90872-n.


A 53-year-old man who had previously undergone resection of a left ventricular aneurysm was admitted because of hemoptysis. Preoperative evaluation with computed tomographic scan and cardiac catheterization demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of the inferior ventricular wall measuring 16 cm in diameter with protrusion into the left hemithorax. The neck of the pseudoaneurysm was a defect in the ventricular wall extending from the base of the mitral valve annulus to the insertion of the posterior papillary muscle. Operative repair was performed using an albumin-coated, low-porosity Dacron patch.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Heart Aneurysm / complications*
  • Heart Aneurysm / surgery
  • Hemoptysis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence