ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
ANEURYSM OF AN AORTOCORONARY SAPHENOUS VEIN BYPASS GRAFT
Şenol YAVUZ, Adnan CELKAN, Tamer TÜRK, İ. Ayhan ÖZDEMİR
Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği
The aneurysms of saphenous vein grafts to coronary arteries are a rare complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.

A 68-year-old male who had undergone CABG 5 years ago, presented with dyspnea and angina pectoris. Cardiac catheterization and echocardiography demonstrated a 3x4 cm saccular aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta and three vessel coronary artery disease.

At the time of operation, aortocoronary saphenous vein (grafted to the left anterior descending artery) was found aneurysmatic at proximal anastomosis site. The aneurysm was succesfully resected and the patient underwent triple CABG.

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