oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass aneursm - an unsusual presentation
|Article Title||Aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass aneursm - an unsusual presentation|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Apr 1998|
|Pages||91 - 93|
|Keyword(s)||Angiogram, Caridology, Case repot, Radiology and Unusual presentation|
Aneurysms of aortocoronary saphenous bypass grafts are an unusual and rare complication of coronary artery bypass surgery. Approximately 30 such cases have been reported in the literature. Atheromatous aneurysms usually appear late (more than 10 years after grafting). They are usually asymptomatic, but may manifest for investigation as a lesion altering the mediastinal contour. We report a further case of an atherosclerotic aortocoronary saphenous vein graft aneurysm in which the patient presented with angina due to aneurysmal compression of the host vessel.
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