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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2011, Article ID 649207, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/649207
Case Report

Endovascular Treatment for Pseudoaneurysms after Surgical Correction of Aortic Coarctation

1Department of Interventional Radiology, Hospital Hospiten Rambla, General Franco 115, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2Department of Endovascular Therapy, Hospital Hospiten Rambla, General Franco 115, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Hospiten Rambla, General Franco 115, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Received 17 November 2010; Accepted 9 February 2011

Academic Editor: Christian W. Hamm

Copyright © 2011 M. Rabellino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Late complications after surgical repair of aortic coarctation are not uncommon. Among these complications pseudoaneurysms are the most frequent complications, occurring between 3 and 38%. Reoperation in these patients is associated with high morbidity and mortality. In the last decade, endovascular techniques emerged as an alternative to conventional surgery with excellent results. We report the case of two patients who presented with pseudoaneurysms after surgical correction for aortic coarctation, which were treated by endovascular means.