Gallo, Melina M.; Carrizo, Sebastian; Cooke, Roberto S.; Carolina E. Glaser; Francisco E. Paoletti; Eduardo Moreyra
August 2011
Medicina (Buenos Aires);2011, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p373
Academic Journal
Coronary pseudo-aneurysm is an extremely rare entity. Its natural history is scarcely known and its treatment is controversial. We report a case of pseudo-aneurysm of the left main coronary artery associated with an antero-apical infarct of the left ventricle diagnosed five years after a cardiac arrest following a non-penetrating thoracic trauma. The patient was treated conservatively because percutaneous or surgical correction were not considered suitable for this lesion. A multidetector computed tomography coronary angiogram performed 10 years after the initial event showed no evidence of progression.


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