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Saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm formation after postoperative mediastinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1417238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoaneurysm formation involving the body of an aortocoronary saphenous vein graft is a rare event. True aneurysmal dilatation of the graft and anastomotic pseudoaneurysm formation occur more commonly. We present the case of a 73-year-old woman in whom a pseudoaneurysm communicating with the body of a posterior descending coronary artery saphenous vein graft developed, presumably after a postoperative sternal wound infection. The aneurysm was excised and the defect within the saphenous vein graft repaired using hypothermia and circulatory arrest.
J A Smith; J Goldstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-29     Completed Date:  1992-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  766-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*,  surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Mediastinitis / complications*
Postoperative Complications*
Saphenous Vein / surgery,  transplantation*
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*

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