Post Bentall procedure aortic leak with mediastinal haematoma
Acute chest pain, post-op. 2 weeks post-Bentall procedure.
The patient was highly unstable in the scanning room.
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CT-scan shows a mediastinal hematoma near the root of the aorta, with active contrast extravasation, indicating a a break in the surgical material.
The cardiac surgeon was immediately advised of the findings and the patient was rushed in the OR.