Cystic medical necrosis of the internal thoracic artery.

Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

PubMedID: 8976037

Hake U, Dienes HP, Hilker M, Oelert H. Cystic medical necrosis of the internal thoracic artery. Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1997;30(3-4):163-5.
In an internal thoracic artery intended as a graft in coronary angioplasty, multiple intramural haematomas impeded blood flow and consequently precluded use of the artery as a free graft. The cause was found to be cystic medical necrosis of the internal thoracic artery. A good result was obtained with three single aorto-coronary venous bypass grafts.