Coronary Artery Compression by Teflon Pledget Granuloma Following Aortic Valve Replacement

    Volume 42, Issue 5 (September 1997)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 2


    Delavan, JW
    Forensic pathologist and attending cardiovascular surgeon, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI

    Cohle, SD
    Forensic pathologist and attending cardiovascular surgeon, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI

    (Received 4 November 1996; accepted 31 December 1996)

    Abstract

    We describe a massive fatal posterior myocardial infarct resulting from compression of the right coronary artery by a Teflon pledget granuloma in a patient who had undergone aortic valve replacement six months before death. Other iatrogenic causes of coronary artery occlusion or compression are discussed in this paper. To our knowledge this is the first report of this surgical complication.


    Paper ID: JFS14238J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14238J

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    Title Coronary Artery Compression by Teflon Pledget Granuloma Following Aortic Valve Replacement
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