Journal of The Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging

INTERESTING CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54--57

Unusual Cause of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm


P Krishnakumar, A George Koshy, Mathew Iype, Sunitha Viswanathan 
 Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. P Krishnakumar
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Govt Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala
India

Closed mitral valvotomy (CMV) became an accepted surgical procedure to open a stenotic mitral valve (MV) about 50 years ago. CMV is performed through an incision in the left atrial appendage. Tubbs dilator is passed in to the left ventricle via the apex and then advanced retrogradely through the stenosed MV and is then opened within the orifice to split the commissures. The dilator is then removed and the orifice closed. Incisional left ventricular pseudo aneurysm has been described as a rare complication of this technique. Here we encountered a similar scenario. Percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy has virtually replaced CMV. But with the expanding use of the transapical approach to treat a variety of structural heart diseases, especially transcutaneous aortic valve replacement, one is likely to encounter similar complications in the modern era also.


How to cite this article:
Krishnakumar P, Koshy A G, Iype M, Viswanathan S. Unusual Cause of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm.J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging 2021;5:54-57


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Krishnakumar P, Koshy A G, Iype M, Viswanathan S. Unusual Cause of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm. J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];5:54-57
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