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Saphenous vein graft aneurysm after coronary artery bypass surgery.
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PMID:  9057528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this report is to show the imaging characteristics of saphenous vein graft aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms. Conventional radiographic, CT, and coronary angiography images were reviewed for three patients ranging from 64 to 69 years old who had documented saphenous vein graft aneurysms or pseudoaneurysms.
CONCLUSION: Saphenous vein graft aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms appear as paracardiac, hilar, or mediastinal masses on chest radiographs. On CT, the lesions are enhancing tubular mixed-attenuation masses along the heart border. Coronary angiography confirms the graft dilatations. Knowing the imaging characteristics of these entities should lead to their diagnosis and prevent unnecessary complications.
M T Doyle; D L Spizarny; D E Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  168     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-04     Completed Date:  1997-04-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  747-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / radiography*
Aneurysm, False / radiography*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / radiography*
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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