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Coronary pseudoaneurysm after angioplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7486439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary pseudoaneurysm is a complication of angioplasty occurring in 4-5% of cases. The likely etiology of the pseudoaneurysm is an iatrogenic dissection. Although increasingly identified, they are infrequently reported and no large series has been documented. The case of a 64-year-old patient with a post-PTCA coronary pseudoaneurysm that was treated surgically is presented. A review of the world's literature identifies stenosis as a major cofactor in operative intervention and raises the possibility that aneurysm formation promotes stenosis.
D R Flum; J T McGinn; D H Tyras; M K Wallack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-27     Completed Date:  1995-12-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1035-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY 10011, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects*
Coronary Aneurysm / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Heart Catheterization
Middle Aged

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