Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 353--355

Selective non-operative management of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after penetrating cardiac wound


Peep Talving1, Bernardino C Branco1, David Plurad1, Kenji Inaba1, Jabi E Shriki2, Nhien Nguyen3, Thomas Lustenberger1, Demetrios Demetriades1 
1 Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2 Divisions of Radiology, Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
3 Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Peep Talving
Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
USA

Post-traumatic cardiac pseudoaneurysm (PSA) is a rare, potentially life-threatening complication after penetrating cardiac injury. Early surgical intervention has been the treatment of choice for this sequela due to the risk of rupture. Nevertheless, selective non-operative management (SNOM) has been practiced in patients with postinfarct PSA that are small and stable. We report a case of a post-traumatic cardiac PSA subjected to SNOM.


How to cite this article:
Talving P, Branco BC, Plurad D, Inaba K, Shriki JE, Nguyen N, Lustenberger T, Demetriades D. Selective non-operative management of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after penetrating cardiac wound.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2012;5:353-355


How to cite this URL:
Talving P, Branco BC, Plurad D, Inaba K, Shriki JE, Nguyen N, Lustenberger T, Demetriades D. Selective non-operative management of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after penetrating cardiac wound. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];5:353-355
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