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    ABSTRACT: A 65-year-old woman presenting with a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm 27 months after sutureless repair of a subacute left ventricular free wall rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction is described. An autologous pericardial patch and gelatin resorcin formaldehyde (GRF) glue were used in the repair. A small pseudoaneurysm bulged out over the true aneurysm of the left ventricle. We performed a Dor operation and concomitant bypass grafting to the right coronary artery. Although sutureless repair is an effective procedure for subacute left ventricular free wall rupture, left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in the late postoperative period may be a rare problem after this repair.
    Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery: official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia 11/2001; 7(5):311-4. · 0.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A case of a 40-year-old man with dehiscence of the prosthetic aortic valve and recurrence of mycotic aneurysm of the left ventricular outflow tract with osteogenesis imperfecta is presented. He had an operation of aortic valve replacement and direct closure of the mycotic aneurysm for infective endocarditis twenty-one months ago. We performed reoperation of prosthetic aortic valve, patch closure of the mycotic aneurysm and graft replacement of the ascending aorta. He was complicated with multiple fractures of bilateral scapla and dislocation of left shoulder one postoperative day. Fortunately, cardiac reoperation was performed successfully in this patient despite anticipated difficulties with tissue friability with osteogenesis imperfecta.
    Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery: official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia 09/2001; 7(4):241-5. · 0.47 Impact Factor