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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 6 November 2013 > CASE REPORT > Venous Intimal Hyperplasia with Occlusion of the Anastomosis between Saphenous Vein Graft and Carbo-Seal Dacron Tube after a Modified Bentall Procedure

Venous Intimal Hyperplasia with Occlusion of the Anastomosis between Saphenous Vein Graft and Carbo-Seal Dacron Tube after a Modified Bentall Procedure

Weiming Yu1, James R. Wright Jr1, Jehangir J. Appoo2

1Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and 2Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, and Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary AB, Canada

In patients who require concomitant ascending aortic replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting, the proximal anastomosis is often constructed on a Dacron prosthesis. Herein, the case is reported of a 57-year-old female patient who developed global myocardial infarction

at 20 months after redo ascending aortic surgery. Pathology revealed severe venous intimal hyperplasia that caused ostial occlusion of the proximal anastomosis between the saphenous vein graft and the Dacron prosthesis.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:867-871


Venous Intimal Hyperplasia with Occlusion of the Anastomosis between Saphenous Vein Graft and Carbo-Seal Dacron Tube after a Modified Bentall Procedure

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