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Mycotic aortocoronary saphenous vein graft aneurysm presenting with unstable angina pectoris.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15464518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 60-year-old man with a history of coronary bypass surgery 20 years prior who had a fever, chest pain, and a mediastinal mass develop after a complicated postoperative course of abdominal aortic aneurysm resection. A mycotic aneurysm of the saphenous vein graft to his left anterior descending coronary artery was diagnosed based on blood culture results and visualization of the aneurysm before resection. A summary of the saphenous vein graft aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm cause, diagnosis, and management is detailed.
Glenn A Hirsch; Peter V Johnston; John V Conte; Stephen C Achuff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-06     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1456-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Abscess / complications
Aneurysm, False / etiology
Aneurysm, Infected / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Angina, Unstable / etiology*
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
Bacteremia / complications
Calcinosis / etiology
Colitis, Ischemic / complications,  surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Thrombosis / etiology
Cutaneous Fistula / complications
Fever / etiology
Ileus / complications,  surgery
Intestinal Fistula / complications
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / complications
Saphenous Vein / pathology,  transplantation*
Time Factors

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