Aneurysm of Aortocoronary Saphenous Vein Graft:


  • Julie Mayglothling
  • Matthew P. Thomas
  • Joseph B. Nyzio
  • Michael D. Strong
  • Louis E. Samuels



True aneurysms of aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass grafts are a relatively rare complication of bypass surgery, but because the complications of thrombosis, embolization, or rupture are potentially fatal, this condition requires immediate surgical intervention. We describe a 78-year-old man who had undergone coronary bypass 15 years previously and who presented with a saphenous vein graft that was severely degenerated and aneurysmally enlarged throughout its course, measuring as much as 5 to 6 cm in certain locations. Redo coronary artery bypass grafting using the right and left internal thoracic arteries and resection of the aneurysm were performed. We also present a review of the literature regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment of this condition.


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Mayglothling, J., Thomas, M. P., Nyzio, J. B., Strong, M. D., & Samuels, L. E. (2005). Aneurysm of Aortocoronary Saphenous Vein Graft:. The Heart Surgery Forum, 7(4), E317-E320.