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Is it possible for AAA repair to cause a hemopericardium?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hemopericardium?

In an open "surgical " repair central lines may be placed and the wires used to put them in may cause trouble like that.
In many many repairs I have never heard of such an occurrence though.

In brief: Hemopericardium?

In an open "surgical " repair central lines may be placed and the wires used to put them in may cause trouble like that.
In many many repairs I have never heard of such an occurrence though.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Anything is possible, but I must agree with Dr. Nolan - this complication is rather rare. If it is a thoracic aneurysm, rather than an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) then different discussion.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Extremely unlikely.
Aaas are below the diaphragm and separated from the pericardium.

In brief: Unlikely

Extremely unlikely.
Aaas are below the diaphragm and separated from the pericardium.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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In brief: Unlikely

AAA ( abdominal aortic aneurysm ) is unlikely to cause blood in the pericardium, ( hemopericardium ) possible in aortic arch aneurysms.

In brief: Unlikely

AAA ( abdominal aortic aneurysm ) is unlikely to cause blood in the pericardium, ( hemopericardium ) possible in aortic arch aneurysms.
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