Late Spontaneous Rupture of a Saphenous Vein Graft

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Aortocoronary graft ruptures are a complication of coronary artery bypass grafting. The majority of graft ruptures are iatrogenic and occur after interventional procedures or surgery, whereas graft ruptures are significantly less common. Our case report highlights a clinical presentation of a late spontaneous saphenous vein graft rupture that developed approximately 16 years after initial bypass surgery and captures some of the ensuing complications. Several different imaging modalities were used to diagnose and characterize the lesion, and it was ultimately treated with percutaneous coronary intervention and minimally invasive surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020


  • CABG complications
  • SVG perforation
  • SVG rupture
  • VATS
  • aortocoronary rupture
  • graft perforation
  • graft rupture
  • interventional cardiology
  • saphenous vein graft rupture


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