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

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


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

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Peep Talving
Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.102411

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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.


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