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Chirurgia 2011 February;24(1):47-9

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Pulsatile mass as symptom of a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta, after multiple valve replacement

Elorriaga A. 1, Rodriguez I. 2, Molinero E. 1, Ortiz De Salazar A. 3

1 Cardiology Department, Basurto Hospital, Bilbao-Bizkaia, Spain
2 Cardiology Department, Galdakao Hospital, Galdakao-Bizkaia, Spain
3 Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Basurto Hospital, Bilbao-Bizkaia, Spain


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We present the case of a patient previously asymptomatic in which the presence of a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta was already known for several months, which debuted with the appearance of a pulsatile mass in the anterior thoracic region. It is a destabilisation of the pseudoaneurysm, for which reason it was decided to perform surgery, with a successful result.

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