Left ventricular aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Mahomed A. Osman


Previous myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Mildly rotated to the left. Median sternotomy wires noted. There is cardiomegaly without evidence of pulmonary edema. The left cardiac contour is abnormal, with a large focal prominence projecting laterally. The lungs and pleural recesses are clear.


CT cardiac

There is a large posteroinferior left ventricular true aneurysm with significant basal thrombus and ventricular wall thinning. Multi level degenerative changes of the thoracic spine.

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Case information

rID: 22186
Published: 18th Mar 2013
Last edited: 11th Oct 2019
System: Chest, Cardiac
Tag: crop
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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