Acute cholecystitis preceding mycotic aortic pseudoaneurysm in a heart transplant recipient

Charles D. Fraser, George J. Arnaoutakis, Timothy J. George, John B. Owens, John Conte, Ashish S. Shah

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Mycotic pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). This case describes a middle-aged OHT recipient who developed a mycotic pseudoaneurysm after an episode of acute cholecystitis. The region of involved aorta was effectively repaired using a patch of bovine pericardium and a brief period of hypothermic circulatory arrest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-751
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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