Scrotal distension after endoscopic harvesting of the saphenous vein in patients with inguinal hernia.

Osman Najam, Bhuvaneswari Bibleraaj, Isaac Kadir, Apostolos Karagounis, Paul Waterworth, James Fildes, Nizar Yonan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The great saphenous vein remains the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting. The endoscopic vein harvesting technique is widely used due to reduced postoperative complications. We present the case of 5 patients with a history of inguinal hernia undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, which resulted in CO2 infiltration through the deep inguinal ring and into the scrotum leading to acute scrotal enlargement. Due to the risk of impediment of vascular blood supply and necrosis, endoscopic vein harvesting was withdrawn, and the vein was harvested by using the bridging technique. Postoperatively, severe contusion, inflammation, and erythematous vesicular eruption resulted in a lengthened hospital stay.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-735
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume92
Issue number2
Early online date27 Jul 2011
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jul 2011

Fingerprint

Inguinal Hernia
Saphenous Vein
Veins
Coronary Artery Bypass
Inguinal Canal
Scrotum
Contusions
Blood Vessels
Length of Stay
Necrosis
Inflammation

Cite this

Najam, Osman ; Bibleraaj, Bhuvaneswari ; Kadir, Isaac ; Karagounis, Apostolos ; Waterworth, Paul ; Fildes, James ; Yonan, Nizar. / Scrotal distension after endoscopic harvesting of the saphenous vein in patients with inguinal hernia. In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011 ; Vol. 92, No. 2. pp. 733-735.
@article{ff230de83a6d4d579ce07c336f7d2594,
title = "Scrotal distension after endoscopic harvesting of the saphenous vein in patients with inguinal hernia.",
abstract = "The great saphenous vein remains the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting. The endoscopic vein harvesting technique is widely used due to reduced postoperative complications. We present the case of 5 patients with a history of inguinal hernia undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, which resulted in CO2 infiltration through the deep inguinal ring and into the scrotum leading to acute scrotal enlargement. Due to the risk of impediment of vascular blood supply and necrosis, endoscopic vein harvesting was withdrawn, and the vein was harvested by using the bridging technique. Postoperatively, severe contusion, inflammation, and erythematous vesicular eruption resulted in a lengthened hospital stay.",
author = "Osman Najam and Bhuvaneswari Bibleraaj and Isaac Kadir and Apostolos Karagounis and Paul Waterworth and James Fildes and Nizar Yonan",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
day = "27",
doi = "10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.01.098",
language = "English",
volume = "92",
pages = "733--735",
journal = "Annals of Thoracic Surgery",
issn = "0003-4975",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "2",

}

Scrotal distension after endoscopic harvesting of the saphenous vein in patients with inguinal hernia. / Najam, Osman; Bibleraaj, Bhuvaneswari; Kadir, Isaac; Karagounis, Apostolos; Waterworth, Paul; Fildes, James; Yonan, Nizar.

In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 92, No. 2, 27.07.2011, p. 733-735.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Scrotal distension after endoscopic harvesting of the saphenous vein in patients with inguinal hernia.

AU - Najam, Osman

AU - Bibleraaj, Bhuvaneswari

AU - Kadir, Isaac

AU - Karagounis, Apostolos

AU - Waterworth, Paul

AU - Fildes, James

AU - Yonan, Nizar

PY - 2011/7/27

Y1 - 2011/7/27

N2 - The great saphenous vein remains the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting. The endoscopic vein harvesting technique is widely used due to reduced postoperative complications. We present the case of 5 patients with a history of inguinal hernia undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, which resulted in CO2 infiltration through the deep inguinal ring and into the scrotum leading to acute scrotal enlargement. Due to the risk of impediment of vascular blood supply and necrosis, endoscopic vein harvesting was withdrawn, and the vein was harvested by using the bridging technique. Postoperatively, severe contusion, inflammation, and erythematous vesicular eruption resulted in a lengthened hospital stay.

AB - The great saphenous vein remains the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting. The endoscopic vein harvesting technique is widely used due to reduced postoperative complications. We present the case of 5 patients with a history of inguinal hernia undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, which resulted in CO2 infiltration through the deep inguinal ring and into the scrotum leading to acute scrotal enlargement. Due to the risk of impediment of vascular blood supply and necrosis, endoscopic vein harvesting was withdrawn, and the vein was harvested by using the bridging technique. Postoperatively, severe contusion, inflammation, and erythematous vesicular eruption resulted in a lengthened hospital stay.

U2 - 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.01.098

DO - 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.01.098

M3 - Article

VL - 92

SP - 733

EP - 735

JO - Annals of Thoracic Surgery

JF - Annals of Thoracic Surgery

SN - 0003-4975

IS - 2

ER -