Management of the ascending aortic pseudo-aneurysms: a single centre experience

Dana Dawson, Nigel R A Clarke, Adrian P Banning

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Pseudo-aneurysms of the ascending aorta are rare complications of aortic root and/or valve surgery and generally, surgical intervention has been advised. In the present case series we follow the natural progression of this condition in eight patients. We conclude that the most obvious predisposing factors for pseudo-aneurysm formation are: 1) Multiple aortic valve/root surgery for infective endocarditis and 2) A spectrum of diseases involving the ascending aortic wall.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Early online date10 Aug 2007
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aneurysm, False
  • Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures


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