A Large Pseudoaneurysm of the Aortic Arch due to Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Hospital Organization Takasaki National Hospital, Takasaki, Japan)

Toshiharu Yamagishi and Kazuhiro Sakata
A 72-year-old man underwent hemiarch replacement of the distal aortic arch with hypothermia and selective cerebral perfusion because of a large pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch. Histological examination revealed a penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer had caused aortic perforation and resultant pseudoaneurysm formation.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 37: 364-367 (2008)