Saphenous vein graft ectasia

An unusual late complication of coronary artery bypass surgery - A case report

Mohsen Sharifi, James C. Dillon, Vincent J Pompili

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Abstract

Aneurysms and ectasias of saphenous vein grafts are infrequent complications of coronary artery bypass surgery. They usually present as an expanding asymptomatic mediastinal mass on chest x-ray film or computed tomography scan. Though rare, they must be excluded from the differential diagnosis of mediastinal masses to avoid potentially dangerous needle biopsy. The authors describe ectasia of a saphenous vein graft in a 62-year-old man 14 years after coronary artery bypass surgery. The relevant literature is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-501
Number of pages5
JournalAngiology
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Saphenous vein graft ectasia : An unusual late complication of coronary artery bypass surgery - A case report. / Sharifi, Mohsen; Dillon, James C.; Pompili, Vincent J.

In: Angiology, Vol. 50, No. 6, 01.01.1999, p. 497-501.

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Sharifi, Mohsen ; Dillon, James C. ; Pompili, Vincent J. / Saphenous vein graft ectasia : An unusual late complication of coronary artery bypass surgery - A case report. In: Angiology. 1999 ; Vol. 50, No. 6. pp. 497-501.
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