Chronic postinfarction pseudo-pseudoaneurysm diagnosed by cardiac MRI

Réka Faludi, Levente Tóth, András Komócsi, Ákos Varga-Szemes, Lajos Papp, Tamás Simor

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Abstract

Left ventricular pseudo-pseudoaneurysm is an extremely rare complication of myocardial infarction. In this condition the postinfarction rupture of the myocardium is not transmural, but remains circumscribed within the ventricular muscle itself as a cavity joining to the left ventricle through a narrow neck. The differentiation between postinfarction pseudoaneurysms and pseudo-pseudoaneurysms may be very difficult using conventional imaging techniques, such as transthoracic, or transesophageal echocardiography and left ventricular angiography. Cardiac MRI (CMR), however, is capable of distinguishing among anatomical structures such as pericardium, thrombus, and myocardium. In our report a chronic postinfarction pseudo-pseudoaneurysm is described by CMR in a patient with an old myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1656-1658
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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