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Beyond peripheral arteries in Buerger's disease: angiographic considerations in thromboangiitis obliterans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12410515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thromboangiitis obliterans is an inflammatory peripheral vascular disease that is strongly associated with smoking. It predominantly affects distal small- and medium-sized blood vessels of both the upper and lower extremities. We present histological evidence of this disease process affecting the internal mammary arteries. This can be of paramount clinical significance for patients with Buerger's disease who present with obstructive coronary artery disease and require coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). Internal mammary arteries involved with thromboangiitis obliterans cannot be utilized as arterial conduits during CABG and other alternatives have to be used. Therefore, we recommend preoperative angiography of both internal mammary arteries in patients with Buerger's disease requiring CABG to prevent extensive intraoperative dissection of diseased internal mammary arteries.
Bobbi Hoppe; Jonathan T Lu; Patricia Thistlewaite; Eunhee S Yi; Ehtisham Mahmud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-31     Completed Date:  2003-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California 92103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Vessels / pathology,  surgery
Mammary Arteries / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Peripheral Vascular Diseases* / complications,  radiography
Thromboangiitis Obliterans* / complications,  radiography

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