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Post-sternotomy hemorrhage due to left internal thoracic artery pseudoaneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19917798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of pseudoaneurysm of the internal thoracic artery, which was probably caused by infection. Four weeks after aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery, an 84-year-old woman suddenly developed painful sternal instability and hypotension, with active hemorrhage from a left parasternal swelling. Selective arteriography revealed a pseudoaneurysm of the left internal thoracic artery. It was surgically excised, and the patient recovered uneventfully.
Satoshi Yamashiro; Yukio Kuniyoshi; Katsuya Arakaki; Hitoshi Inafuku; Yuji Morishima; Yuya Kise
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-17     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Division, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, False / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects
Hemorrhage / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Hemostatic Techniques
Hypotension / microbiology
Mammary Arteries / microbiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Staphylococcus epidermidis / isolation & purification*
Sternotomy / adverse effects*
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Surgical Wound Infection / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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