A leaking spontaneous coronary artery pseudoaneurysm

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A 78-year-old man presented with chest pain and ST segment elevation. Coronary angiography showed no significant coronary artery disease. A saccular pocket of contrast material was found outside of the distal right posterior descending coronary artery consistent with a pseudoaneurysm. Echocardiography showed a pocket of pericardial fluid behind the left atrium concerning for a hemopericardium. The pseudoaneurysm was treated urgently with two coils successfully deployed to obtain complete exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm sac and occlusion of the distal portion of the posterior descending coronary artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-454
Number of pages2
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020


  • Coil embolization
  • ST segment elevation
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary artery pseudoaneurysm
  • hemopericardium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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