Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137--139

A life-threatening infective pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle in a toddler


Mani Ram Krishna1, Brijesh P Kottayil2, Gopalraj Sumangala Sunil2, Raman Krishna Kumar1 
1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Mani Ram Krishna
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekkara (P.O), Kochi-682 041, Kerala
India

Pseudoaneurysms of the ventricle are an uncommon occurrence in children. They may be secondary to previous cardiac surgery or infection of the pericardial space. Infective pseudoaneurysms require urgent surgery because rupture of the pseudoaneurysm may have catastrophic consequences. The outcome with surgery is excellent. We report a toddler with ruptured pseudoaneurysm secondary to purulent pericarditis who recovered with an emergency surgical closure of the opening of the pseudo-aneurysm.


How to cite this article:
Krishna MR, Kottayil BP, Sunil GS, Kumar RK. A life-threatening infective pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle in a toddler.Ann Pediatr Card 2015;8:137-139


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Krishna MR, Kottayil BP, Sunil GS, Kumar RK. A life-threatening infective pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle in a toddler. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];8:137-139
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