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Saphenous vein graft aneurysm: potential for mistaken identity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12546076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the unusual presentation of a saphenous vein graft aneurysm in a 72-year-old man who had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery 15 years prior to admission. The patient presented with a large mass on the anterior wall of the right ventricle and chest discomfort; initially believed to be a cardiac tumor. The patient underwent reoperative coronary surgery with excision of the saphenous vein graft aneurysm, followed by an uneventful postoperative course. Aortocoronary saphenous vein graft aneurysms are rare and their presentation may be mistaken for pulmonary or chest wall lesions. Complications include rupture, and therefore require attentive diagnosis and surgical therapy.
Authors:
Ahmad R Abrishamchian; Arun Gowdamarajan; Robert E Michler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-27     Completed Date:  2003-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis,  surgery
Coronary Aneurysm / diagnosis,  surgery
Diagnostic Errors
Echocardiography
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Catheterization
Humans
Male
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*,  ultrasonography

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