CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 10, pp 1500–1504 | Cite as

Transapical Coil Embolization of a Postsurgical Ascending Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm

  • Dennis ParharEmail author
  • Darren Klass
  • Gerald Legiehn
  • John Chung
  • Anson Cheung
  • Michael Janusz
Case Report


Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms are a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of aortic root or cardiac surgery. Surgical repair is established as first-line treatment; however, patient comorbidities, technical considerations, and anatomic limitations often preclude patients from repeat surgery, thus necessitating alternative approaches. Here, we present a case of coil embolization of an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm via a transapical approach in a particularly complex scenario where percutaneous and peripheral access was technically unfeasible.


Transapical Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm Coil embolization 


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Conflict of interest

Dennis Parhar, Gerald Legiehn, John Chung, Anson Cheung, and Michael Janusz declare that they have no conflict of interest. Darren Klass is a consultant for Cook Medical and consultant for Merit Medical, and has a research grant with Biolife (StatSeal).

Human and Animals Rights

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVancouver General Hospital, University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryVancouver General Hospital, University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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