Retrograde dissection of the left main coronary artery after endarterectomy: A rare complication

Walter D Boyd, W. J. Keon, M. T. Carlier, V. M. Walley

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Abstract

The case of a 72-year-old woman who died after bypass grafting and endarterectomy of the left anterior descending coronary artery is described. At autopsy a large intramural dissection of the left anterior descending artery that extended proximally to the left main ostium from the endarterectomy site was found. The dissection was associated with clotting of the false lumen and of the graft, and with a myocardial infarct that precipitated this woman's intraoperative death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume95
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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