Breast infarction after internal mammary artery harvest in a patient with calciphylaxis.
- Published Article
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
- Publication Date
Nov 01, 1997
The use of the internal mammary artery during coronary artery bypass grafting is commonplace. Complications associated with the harvest of the internal mammary artery have predominantly been wound related. These range from skin dehiscence to complete avascular necrosis of the sternum. This report documents complete ischemic necrosis of a breast in a patient with end-stage renal disease and a history of calciphylaxis, after the harvest of an internal mammary artery.
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