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Case Report
Volume 3, Issue 3 (March Issue)

Long-Term Follow-Up after Percutaneous Closure of Large Aortic Root Pseudoaneurysm with a Flex II Atrial Septal Defect Occluder: A Case Report

Eustaquio Maria Onorato1*, Matteo Vercellino2, Anna Maria Costante3, Maurizio Reale3 and Antonio L. Bartorelli1,4

1Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Milano, Italy
2Dipartimento Cardio-Toraco-Vascolare, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, IRCCS, Genova, Italy
3Reparto di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Nazionale SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, Italy
4Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, “Luigi Sacco”, Via G.B. Grassi, 74 - 20157, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

*Corresponding author: Eustaquio Maria Onorato, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS University School of Milan, Italy Via C. Parea, 4, 20138 Milan, Italy, Tel: +393486939883; E-mail: eustaquio.onorato@gmail.com

Received: March 26, 2021; Accepted: April 03, 2021; Published: April 15, 2021

Citation: Onorato EM, Vercellino M, Costante AM, et al. Long-Term Follow-Up after Percutaneous Closure of Large Aortic Root Pseudoaneurysm with a Flex II Atrial Septal Defect Occluder: A Case Report. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2021; 3(3): 154.

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm of the aortic root is a rare but potentially lethal complication after surgical manipulation of the aorta, trauma, or infection. Open repair is currently the standard of care, but it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recently, percutaneous treatment has emerged as an alternative to surgery in selected cases. Here, we report our experience of successful percutaneous closure of a large aortic root pseudoaneurysm in a male patient with a previous mechanical aortic valve replacement and concomitant aortoplasty.

Keywords: Pseudoaneurysm of the aortic root; Percutaneous closure; Atrial septal defect occluder; Transesophageal echocardiography; Cardiac computed tomography; Case report