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Rupture of a saphenous vein coronary artery bypass graft due to Aspergillus necrotizing vasculitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16039244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the first, unusual case of a lethal mediastinal hemorrhage caused by rupture of a saphenous vein aortic coronary bypass graft due to Aspergillus species necrotizing vasculitis in an immunocompetent patient 18 days after redo coronary artery bypass surgery. The patient had neither signs for mediastinitis nor for another source of Aspergillus infection.
Jutta Draganov; H Michael Klein; Ali Ghodsizad; Martin Gehrke; Emmeran Gams
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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 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  724-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / etiology*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / microbiology*
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Fatal Outcome
Hemorrhage / etiology
Postoperative Complications
Rupture, Spontaneous
Saphenous Vein / microbiology*,  pathology,  transplantation
Vasculitis / microbiology*

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