In reoperation for an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm eroding through the sternum, a left ventricular vent allows careful unhurried sternal division under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. We repaired ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms in 2 patients who had undergone aortic valve implantation 6 and 21 months earlier. A minithoracotomy was made in the left 5th intercostal space, and a vent was placed in the left ventricular apex. Repair was accomplished with a bovine pericardial patch reinforced with a Teflon felt strip. Both patients made an uneventful recovery with good functional status at discharge at the 8- and 18-month follow-up.
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Hasan, S. B.,
khan, f. W.,
(2019). Repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm eroding through the sternum. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 27(1), 36-38.
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