Management of a large pseudo-aneurysm secondary to balloon angioplasty for aortic coarctation

Korkut A., Cetin G., Saltik L.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.106, ss.107-108, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 106
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2006.11679848
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.107-108


Balloon dilation of native aortic coarctation has been employed safely and effectively in selected patients and with good results during follow-up. However, pseudo-aneurysm formation at the site of dilatation occurs in about 2%-8% of patients. Although the majority of these aneurysms remain stable, they occasionally may increase in size during follow-up, raising concerns in regard to potential rupture, massive bleeding, and death. We report a case of aneurysm formation after balloon dilation of native coarctation of the aorta, treated successfully with the interposition of a tube graft.