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Transplant Proc. 2015 Jan-Feb;47(1):213-6. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2014.10.036.

Asymptomatic mycotic aneurysm of ascending aorta after heart transplantation: a case report.

Behzadnia N1, Ahmadi ZH2, Mandegar MH3, Salehi F4, Sharif-Kashani B5, Pourabdollah M6, Ansari-Aval Z6, Kianfar AA7, Mirhosseini SM8, Eiji M8.

Mycotic pseudoaneurysm and aneurysm of the ascending aorta is a very rare and potentially fatal complication of heart transplantation. It usually presents with fever, chest pain, dyspnea, or constitutional symptoms. Most reports in the literature are about mycotic pseudoaneurysm, but mycotic aneurysm is rarer. Herein we report a 39-year-old man in who had an asymptomatic mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta developed late (1 year) after orthotopic heart transplantation. There was no history of previous mediastinitis or any other important infection. He underwent an uneventful replacement of the ascending aorta.

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