Tuberculous ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm
Pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta due to infective organisms are a rare but challenging entity with a risk of high morbidity and mortality. Previous cardiac surgery is an attributing factor, but they can present without previous surgical interventions. Various micro-organisms are responsible for this pathology. Tuberculous pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta are extremely rare. We report a case of a 25-year old man who presented to us with shortness of breath and recurrent haemoptysis. After preoperative evaluation including clinical and radiological assessment and echocardiography, he underwent successful repair of a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta by excision and replacement of the diseased aorta with a Dacron tube graft using cardiopulmonary bypass. Postoperatively, he was started on antituberculous chemotherapy based on histological findings.
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Sami, S. A.
(2013). Tuberculous ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 17(4), 742-743.
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