Device closure of a pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricular outflow tract in an infant with right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery homograft

Carrie Herbert, Catherine Ikemba, Alan Nugent

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) is a rare complication following surgical repair of congenital heart disease involving a homograft or conduit. Traditionally, surgical intervention is indicated due to risk for rupture, thrombosis, compression of adjacent structures, and infection. We describe a case of a RVOT pseudoaneurysm in a 5 kg patient that was palliated with interventional catheterization utilizing an Amplatzer Ductal Occluder with four years follow-up. Interventional catheterization can successfully manage this complication in small patients for the long-term and thus avoids additional surgery and delays conduit replacement. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-590
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

Keywords

  • diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • pediatric interventions
  • stent structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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