Successful endovascular treatment of an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm using an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II

Takuya Matsuzawa, Mio Kasai, Kentaro Yamabe, Yu Inaba, Michiko Aoki, Sota Oguro, Munehisa Sakamoto, Yasuhito Sekimoto, Akio Kawamura, Motohiko Osako

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysms are a rare complication of cardiovascular surgery, caused by disruption of the aortic structure (adventitia, media, and intima). Some reports have observed an extremely high mortality rate associated with the open surgical repair of pseudoaneurysms. In elderly or highly frail patients, the use of less invasive procedures is preferable. In this article, we report a case of an octogenarian who had a symptomatic ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm and a history of two sternotomies and present the successful treatment strategy. We treated the patient via an endovascular procedure using an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II (AVP II). After the intervention, the symptoms of the patient resolved. A computed tomography scan performed 1 year after the procedure confirmed the exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amplatzer Vascular Plug II
  • Endovascular surgery
  • False aneurysm
  • Pseudoaneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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