Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta following cardiac surgery.

  title={Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta following cardiac surgery.},
  author={Kevin L. Sullivan and Robert M. Steiner and Stanton N. Smullens and L B Griska and Steven Meister},
  volume={93 1},
Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta is an unusual and potentially fatal complication of cardiovascular surgery. Most pseudoaneurysms are associated with aortic valve or coronary artery bypass graft surgery and are often mycotic in origin. Chest roentgenography and aortography have been the principle methods of diagnosis. Recently, contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) has proven to be a useful means of diagnosis, providing a less invasive method of distinguishing pseudoaneurysm from… CONTINUE READING
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