Poststernotomy pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery

Asako Namai, Masahiro Sakurai, Masatoshi Akiyama

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We present a case of a 79-year-old man who underwent mitral valve and aortic valve replacement. The patient's postoperative period was almost uneventful. At his cardiac preoperative examination, a malignant tumor of the urinary tract had been suspected, so computed tomography (CT) was performed after discharge, on the 48th postoperative day. The CT scan demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery (IMA). Angiography demonstrated that it was a pseudoaneurysm of the left internal manmary artery. The lesion was embolized using coils, which successfully occluded the lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Embolization
  • Poststernotomy
  • Pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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