Myocardial abscess resulting in a pseudoaneurysm: Case report

Jeffrey H. Roberts, Victor Aponte, David P. Naidich, Meenakshi Bhalla

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This report describes the diagnostic workup of a case of a pseudonaneurysm of the heart resulting from Staphylococcal pericarditis and/or abscesses of the myocardium. The percardial effusion and myocardial abscesses were detected on 2D echcardiography and computed tomography. The resulting pseudoaneurysm could be demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging and color Doppler ultrasound, and confirmed by left ventriculography. Color-encoded Doppler ultrasound alone would have provided the definitive diagnosis of the aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Doppler ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Myocardial abscess
  • Pseudoaneurysm, cardiac

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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