Infected Aortic Pseudoaneurysm at the Site of a Proximal Mechanical Anastomosic Connector following Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Case Report

Authors

  • Sacha P. Salzberg
  • Farzan Filsoufi
  • Lishan Aklog

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20041047

Abstract

We describe a patient who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery performed with an aortic connector. The patient developed a malignant deep sternal wound infection that subsequently led to an aortic pseudoaneurysm at the site of proximal anastomosis.

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Published

2005-01-04

How to Cite

Salzberg, S. P., Filsoufi, F., & Aklog, L. (2005). Infected Aortic Pseudoaneurysm at the Site of a Proximal Mechanical Anastomosic Connector following Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 7(4), E315-E316. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20041047

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