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Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: a rare complication of infective endocarditis.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
4
Pages
644–647
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2150135111410079
PMID: 23804480
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysm is rare in children. This report describes the case of a 2-year-old previously healthy girl who was diagnosed with endocarditis and underwent resection of a large mitral valve vegetation from the posterior mitral leaflet. One month after this surgery, she was diagnosed with a large LV pseudoaneurysm based on echocardiography performed during routine outpatient follow-up. Cardiac surgery was performed urgently to address the pseudoaneurysm, given its potential to rupture spontaneously. This case emphasizes the need for a close follow-up of children with endocarditis for development of pseudoaneurysms, which is a rare but potentially fatal complication of endocarditis.

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