Post Bentall procedure aortic leak with mediastinal haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Acute chest pain, post-op. 2 weeks post-Bentall procedure.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

The patient was highly unstable in the scanning room.

CT-scan shows a mediastinal hematoma near the root of the aorta, with active contrast extravasation, indicating a a break in the surgical material.

Case Discussion

The cardiac surgeon was immediately advised of the findings and the patient was rushed in the OR.

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Case information

rID: 20721
Published: 8th Dec 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: junior
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