Pseudoaneurysm of ascending aorta 16 years after coronary artery bypass grafting

Masato Tochii, Yasushi Takagi, Ryo Hoshino, Kan Kaneko, Michiko Ishida, Yoshiro Higuchi, Motomi Ando

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta after cardiac surgery is a rare but life threatening complication, which can result in rupture. Pseudoaneurysms are usually related to the aortic cannulation, the proximal site of graft anastomosis, or the suture line of aortotomy, and often occur after mediastinal infection. We report a case of pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta associated with aortic cannulation and the proximal anastomosis of a saphenous vein graft without an obvious history of mediastinal infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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