False left ventricular aneurysm with ventriculo-bronchial fistula and massive haemoptysis

Scand Cardiovasc J. 1997;31(2):117-9. doi: 10.3109/14017439709058080.

Abstract

An intravenous drug user presented with bacteraemia and massive hemoptysis 10 years after a penetrating cardiac injury. He was found to have false left ventricular aneurysm with ventriculo-bronchial fistula. The clinical course suggests that the aneurysm became infected and that the inflammatory process weakened the aneurysmal sac and led to the development of fistula. Prompt recognition of the aneurysm with appropriate surgical repair resulted in a successful outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*
  • Aneurysm, False / etiology
  • Aneurysm, False / surgery
  • Bacteremia / diagnosis*
  • Bacteremia / etiology
  • Bronchial Fistula / diagnosis*
  • Bronchial Fistula / etiology
  • Bronchial Fistula / surgery
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Heart Diseases / etiology
  • Heart Diseases / surgery
  • Heart Ventricles / injuries*
  • Hemoptysis / diagnosis*
  • Hemoptysis / etiology
  • Hemoptysis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / etiology
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous