Journal of Echocardiography
Online ISSN : 1880-344X
Print ISSN : 1349-0222
Case Reports
Pseudoaneurysm of Left Internal Thoracic Artery Graft After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Diagnosis by Transthoracic Echocardiography
Kazuyo KurozumiChisato IzumiKiyomi GotoSumiyo HashiwadaShuichi TakahashiMasahiko Matsumoto
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2004 Volume 2 Issue 3 Pages 80-82

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A cystic lesion between the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft and left anterior descending artery (LAD) flow was detected by routine transthoracic echocardiography in a patient after coronary artery bypass grafting. The cystic lesion communicated with the anastomotic site of the LITA graft to LAD, and it was diagnosed as a pseudoaneurysm of the LITA graft by transthoracic echocardiography.
Because pseudoaneurysm of a coronary bypass graft is a potentially fatal complication after coronary artery bypass grafting, it is important to detect the LITA graft flow at the anastomotic site by transthoracic echocardiography in routine examination.

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