ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An unusual complication following saphenous vein graft harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgery: Pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma
Şahin Şahinalp1, İbrahim Aras2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.19105
Pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma is a rare, vasoproliferative skin disease usually caused by an underlying vascular malformation or venous insufficiency. Unusual forms such as amputation stumps and lower extremity paralysis have been also reported. However, its emergence in the leg from which the saphenous vein was harvested following peripheral artery disease and coronary artery bypass surgery has not been previously reported. We, herein, present a 78-year-old female case who developed pseudo- Kaposi syndrome in her left leg, which was affected by peripheral artery disease following the removal of the saphenous vein six months after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Keywords : Acroangiodermatitis, coronary artery bypass grafting, pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma, saphenous vein harvesting
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