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Left ventricular post-infraction pseudoaneurysm mimicking mitral valve endocarditis

Panagiotis Dedeilias1, Ioannis Koukis1*, Antonios Roussakis1, Pantelis Tsipas1 and Effie Rouska2

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1 Cardiac surgery Department, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece

2 Cardiology Department, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013, 8:211  doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-211

Published: 15 November 2013


In this report we present a patient who was initially diagnosed as suffering from mitral valve endocarditis. The proper use of diagnostic modalities revealed a pseudo aneurysm of the left ventricle which was mimicking mitral valve vegetations. This allowed better planning of the subsequent operation. The optimal preoperative diagnostic studies are discussed along with the proper surgical treatment.

Pseudoaneurysm; Aorta; Mitral valve; Dor procedure