Articles |

Homograft Repair of a Tuberculous Pseudoaneurysm of the Ascending Aorta FREE TO VIEW

Robert M. Bojar; Marie T. Turner; Steven Valdez; Ruth Haskal; Katherine McGowan; Kamal R. Khabbaz
Author and Funding Information

From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New England Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, and the Tuberculosis Treatment Unit, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA.

Robert M. Bojar, MD, FCCP, New England Medical Center, Box 266, Boston, MA 02111; e-mail: robert.bojar@es.nemc.org

1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 1998;114(6):1774-1776. doi:10.1378/chest.114.6.1774
Text Size: A A A
Published online


A 34-year-old HIV-positive black man with pulmonary tuberculosis developed progressive widening of the mediastinum. Evaluation by CT and two-dimensional echocardiography demonstrated a large saccular aneurysm of the ascending aorta. This was repaired with a 26-mm aortic homograft using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. The microbiology of the aneurysm contents showed this to be a tuberculous pseudoaneurysm.




Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543