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Coronary artery bypass in a 15-year-old girl with pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0003-4975(90)90265-8
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract A 15-year-old girl with pseudoxanthoma elasticum and associated severe coronary artery disease underwent double coronary artery bypass using left internal mammary artery and saphenous vein. Preoperatively the patient had life-threatening syncope and positive treadmill test results. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient has been doing well for 3 years. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare disease that can cause premature coronary arterial obstructive disease in children and adolescents.

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