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Novel treatment of an 11-cm saphenous vein graft aneurysm.
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PMID:  19324179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysms are rare and potentially fatal complications after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Here we present an 11-cm saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm from a 20-year-old vein graft to the obtuse marginal artery. The pseudoaneurysm was directly located beneath the sternum and adjacent to two patent grafts. Therefore, we used a novel approach to access the aorta through a right thoracotomy, and using a pericardial patch, we closed the ostia to the pseudoaneurysm. Postoperatively there was no longer flow into the aneurysm, and at 1-year follow-up the patient is doing well.
Joshua W Harrison; Michael F Swartz; Gregory W Fink
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-27     Completed Date:  2009-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1291-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
College of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, New York, New York 13215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  surgery*
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Saphenous Vein*

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