A Case of Conservative Treatment of Postsurgical Aortic False Aneurysm

Fabrizio Follis, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Giuseppe Montalbano, Giuseppe Mamone, Marco Follis


A 51-year-old male underwent replacement of the ascending aorta for acute type A dissection. The post-operative course was uncomplicated, and he was discharged home. Approximately a month later, control CT revealed an enlarging pseudoaneurysm of the proximal anastomosis. The patient was re-operated, and a Bentall operation with mechanical prosthesis was performed. Again, surgery was uncomplicated, but follow-up CT scan revealed a recurrent small pseudoaneurysm of the proximal suture line. He was managed with close observation, and control CT at four months showed complete resolution. Conservative treatment of small postsurgical pseudoaneurysms is discussed.   


acute aortic dissection; diagnostic techniques; surgical treatment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17987/icfj.v9i0.347

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