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Breast infarction due to calciphylaxis after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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PMID:  21524473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The use of the internal mammary artery for coronary artery bypass grafting is common. We describe a patient with chronic renal insufficiency who had no need for dialysis, and who suffered from breast necrosis after coronary artery bypass grafting with internal mammary artery harvesting due to calciphylaxis. The histology report of the breast tissue showed mural vascular calcification and intima proliferation of small-sized to medium-sized vessels. This causes ischemic necrosis of the skin and septal panniculitis. We believe that this is the first case report of breast necrosis after coronary artery bypass grafting, due to calciphylaxis in a patient with known chronic renal insufficiency, without renal replacement therapy.
Koen Cathenis; Dominique Goossens; Rudolf Vertriest; Mieke Coppens; Ruben Hamerlijnck
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1603-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, AZ Maria Middelares, Gent, Belgium.
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