Mycotic aortocoronary saphenous vein graft aneurysm presenting with unstable angina pectoris

Glenn A. Hirsch, Peter V. Johnston, John V. Conte, Stephen C. Achuff

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Abstract

We report the case of a 60-year-old man with a history of coronary bypass surgery 20 years prior who had a fever, chest pain, and a mediastinal mass develop after a complicated postoperative course of abdominal aortic aneurysm resection. A mycotic aneurysm of the saphenous vein graft to his left anterior descending coronary artery was diagnosed based on blood culture results and visualization of the aneurysm before resection. A summary of the saphenous vein graft aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm cause, diagnosis, and management is detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1456-1458
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

Keywords

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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