Saphenous vein graft ectasia: An unusual late complication of coronary artery bypass surgery - A case report

Mohsen Sharifi, James C. Dillon, Vincent J. Pompili

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Aneurysms and ectasias of saphenous vein grafts are infrequent complications of coronary artery bypass surgery. They usually present as an expanding asymptomatic mediastinal mass on chest x-ray film or computed tomography scan. Though rare, they must be excluded from the differential diagnosis of mediastinal masses to avoid potentially dangerous needle biopsy. The authors describe ectasia of a saphenous vein graft in a 62-year-old man 14 years after coronary artery bypass surgery. The relevant literature is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-501
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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