A 54-year-old man who had undergone the left ventricular aneurysmectomy and double saphenous vein bypass grafting for the old myocardial infarction suffered from the pericardial abscess 6 years after the first operation. He was operated upon the persistent drainage of the lesion and returned to his daily life. Two years after the 2nd operation, he recognized pulsatile bleeding from the fistula and was admitted to our hospital. He underwent the radical operation for the cardio cutaneous fistula under the cardiopulmonary bypass. The post operative course was uneventful and he has continued to do well. We discussed the treatment for this kind of complication and stressed the limited usage of Teflon felt and other artificial materials.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 04-1989|
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