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[Aneurysm of the membranous septum of the heart. A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
Publication Date
Volume
108
Issue
6
Pages
353–361
Identifiers
PMID: 6858439
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Aneurysms of the membranous portion of the interventricular septum are considered to be rare cardiac lesions. Left ventricular angiography appears to be the only method to establish the specific intravital diagnosis. Rupture, infection, thromboembolism, and obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract have been documented for complications of this malformation. Early resection should be performed before complications occur. 4 patients underwent successful open heart correction of the aneurysm. In another patient a bundle branch block was present and a pacemaker was implanted.

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