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Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm complicating infective pericarditis
  1. A do Nascimento Moraesa,
  2. A Gomes Ferreira Jra,
  3. S M A Gomes Ferreirab
  1. aFundação Luiz Décourt, Serviço de Cardiologia, bFaculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Pará
  1. Dr S M A Gomes Ferreira, Rua Jerônimo Pimentel, 519, Umarizal, Belém, Pará, Brazil—CEP: 66055–202.


Cross sectional echocardiography demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricular posterolateral wall close to the atrioventricular junction in a 4 year old girl with infective pericarditis complicating lobar pneumonia. Colour flow Doppler demonstrated bidirectional flow across the communication hole. Surgical resection was successful.

  • pseudoaneurysm
  • pericarditis
  • echocardiography

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