A 2-month-old infant underwent a two-patch repair of a type C atrioventricular septal defect using autologous pericardium. Several months later a large, symptomatic aneurysm of the ventricular septal patch developed, requiring resection. The use of untreated autologous pericardium for large, congenital ventricular septal defects is unpredictable and should be avoided.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine