Giant left ventricular pseudo-false aneurysm following myocardial infarction

Kiyoshi Koizumi, Takahiko Misumi, Mikihiko Kudo, Takashi Matsubara

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We report a successful surgical case of giant left ventricular pseudo-false aneurysm in a 63-year-old man. The abnormality of the inferior wall of the left ventricle was discovered incidentally by abdominal ultrasonography for health examination at another hospital. Transthoracic echocardiography and left ventriculography revealed a giant false aneurysm (74×75×40 mm) in the inferior wall of the left ventricle with a large orifice (70×58 mm). Repair of the aneurysm was performed under arrested heart, closing the large orifice with a Hemashield patch. Postoperative pathological examination proved that the wall of the aneurysm had myocardial tissue. The microscopic results strongly suggested that this aneurysm was a pseudo-false aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Left ventricular pseudo-false aneurysm
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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