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Ascending aorta and aortic arch pseudoanaeurysm -- case report

Krpan, Miroslav; Banfić, Ljiljana; Vrkić Kirhmajer, Majda; Putarek, Krešimir; Miovski, Zoran
Ascending aorta and aortic arch pseudoanaeurysm -- case report // Cardiologia Croatica, 9 (2014), 203-203 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, prikaz, ostalo)

Ascending aorta and aortic arch pseudoanaeurysm -- case report

Krpan, Miroslav ; Banfić, Ljiljana ; Vrkić Kirhmajer, Majda ; Putarek, Krešimir ; Miovski, Zoran

Cardiologia Croatica (1848-543X) 9 (2014); 203-203

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, prikaz, ostalo

Ključne riječi
Aorta pseudoanaeurysm

We present a 53-year-old patient who was admitted with high fever, cough and nasal discharge. She received her kidney transplant ten years ago with subsequent taking of common immunosupressive therapy with several past hospitalizations due to respiratory infections and respiratory failure. Twenty years ago, she underwent an urgent neurosurgical procedure due to subarachnoid bleeding with underlying ruptured intracranial anaeurysm. One month before actual hospitalization, the patient was complaining of chest pain. Diagnostic work-up of the infection included native computerised tomography (CT) of the thorax and abdomen with coincidental finding of the ascending aorta and aortic arch anaeurysm. Subsequent CT aortography with reconstructions was performed showing pseudoanaeurysm of the ascending aorta and aortic arch (6.2x2.7cm) anteriorly and laterally of the ascending aorta and arch until the origin of the left common carotid and left subclavian artery with wide communication of the aorta and pseudoanaeurysm. Ana- eurysmatic dilatation of the splenic artery was diagnosed as well (2.6 cm). Cardiothoracic operation was planned and coronary angiography (transfemoral) was performed as well with the normal finding of the epicardial coronary arteries but with postprocedural haemorrhagic complication with large ipsilateral haematoma of the rectus abdominis and retroperitoneum requiring percutaneous occlusion with BeadBlock Terumo spheric particles of the inferior epigastric artery with an optimal result. Several heamodialysis procedures were undertaken after all contrast imaging procedures in order to protect the transplanted renal graft. Due to a blood loss, the patient was transfused with seven units of blood altogether. She was treated with meropenem and is afebrile with good general condition pending operation of the aorta.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti


Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb