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Off-pump repair of a giant pseudoaneurysm of a distal saphenous vein bypass graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16305920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoaneurysm of a saphenous vein bypass graft is a rare occurrence after coronary artery bypass grafting but may have lethal consequences. We treated a giant pseudoaneurysm of a saphenous vein graft to the right coronary artery in an 80-year-old male Jehovah's Witness who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting 4 and a half years earlier. His history revealed a recurrent sternal wound infection. By using a venous patch to close the damaged graft, we were able to perform a successful surgical repair without the need for extracorporeal circulation.
Wilson J Couto; James J Livesay; Akram Allam
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-24     Completed Date:  2005-12-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2376-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Section of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas 77225-0345, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*

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