A case of abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm associated with right heart mass


Goksel O. S. , Sayin O. A. , Goktas B. , Sungur Z. , Tireli E. , Dayioglu E.

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.168-171, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2007.00506.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-171

Abstract

We present a patient with right-sided endocarditis associated with abdominal aortic pseudo-aneurysm presenting only with high fever and pulsating abdominal mass. A higher clinical awareness of aortic pseudoaneurysms associated with intracardiac lesions disease, leading to early computed tomography evaluation and prompt surgical intervention appears to offer the best chance of survival. In this aspect, single-stage surgical tratment of both endocarditis and the aortic pathology is necessary.