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Surgical repair of a pseudoaneurysm derived from a nine-year-old saphenous vein graft after coronary artery bypass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11968722     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 57-year-old male presented intermittent pain between the left shoulder and neck. He had undergone coronary artery bypass twice and all grafts had been confirmed to be angiographically intact at three and a half years prior. Coronary angiography revealed that a pseudoaneurysm derived from around the proximal ascending aortic anastomosis of the saphenous vein graft that connected to the left anterior descending branch and #4-atrioventricular branch sequentially. The pseudoaneurysm compressed the saphenous vein graft itself. He underwent repair of the pseudoaneurysm through median sternotomy after left subclavian artery-saphenous vein graft bypass utilizing a free left radial artery without cardiopulmonary bypass through left anterolateral thoracotomy. A 7 mm length longitudinal tear in the saphenous vein graft near the proximal anastomosis had caused the pseudoaneurysm. This tear had likely been caused by perforation by a catheter during coronary arteriography three and a half years ago.
Hitoshi Kusagawa; Takane Hiraiwa; Hiroshi Hata; Chiei Takanaka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-23     Completed Date:  2002-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamamatsu Medical Center, 328 Tomitsuka-cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 432-8580, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  surgery*
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Time Factors

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