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Title
Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm : a rare complication of transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation
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Abstract
In this case report, we present an 86-year old patient with an intercostal pseudoaneurysm after transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This new technique of a transaortic approach is considered a possible alternative to the more usual transfemoral, trans-subclavian or transapical access site, mainly in patients with extensive peripheral arterial disease. A mini-thoracotomy or mini-sternotomy is needed to access the ascending aorta. The patient presented with a painless but progressive pulsatile mass right parasternally, 3 months after the procedure. An intercostal pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed with duplex examination and chest CT. Successful treatment with an ultrasound-guided injection of thrombin resulted in a complete obliteration of the pseudoaneurysm. Only nine reported cases of intercostal pseudoaneurysms have been reported worldwide, and this is the first case in a patient who underwent a transaortic TAVI. Since the transaortic access is used more frequently, it is important to report on possible complications of this new technique.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
1569-9293
Volume/pages
15:3(2012), p. 550-552
ISI
000310175900059
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