Combination of traumatic thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm and myocardial contusion leading to left ventricular aneurysm

Jonathan D. Stephenson, Michael A. Hulse

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Abstract

The combination of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm and left ventricular aneurysm resulting from a single traumatic incident is an exceedingly rare occurrence. We present a case of a 10-year-old girl who sustained significant blunt trauma to the chest after being involved in a rollover motor vehicle accident. The child underwent immediate repair of a transected aortic arch. An inferior wall left ventricular aneurysm developed 3 weeks later, and the patient underwent successful repair of the left ventricular aneurysm and a damaged mitral valve. The use of fast multidetector row CT, cardiac MRI, and echocardiography have improved our ability to diagnose these types of injuries and accurately image their anatomic relationships in the acute and perioperative settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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