Left Ventricular Outflow Tract False Aneurysm Late after Aortic Valve Replacement


  • Federico Bizzarri
  • Lucio Braconi
  • Alessandra Rossi
  • Carlo Sorbara
  • Pier Luigi Stefano




We describe an unusual case of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) pseudoaneurysm late after aortic valve replacement. A 77-year-old man, who had undergone aortic valve replacement with mechanical prosthesis 7 years ago, presented, asymptomatic, with a transesophageal echocardiogra-phy (TTE) diagnosis of a large cavitary mass arising behind the aortic wall. The orifice of the pseudoaneurysm was successfully surgically closed and the aortic root reconstructed with cryopreserved homograft.


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Bizzarri, F., Braconi, L., Rossi, A., Sorbara, C., & Stefano, P. L. (2005). Left Ventricular Outflow Tract False Aneurysm Late after Aortic Valve Replacement. The Heart Surgery Forum, 8(3), E136-E139. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20041133