Myocardial abscess 14 years after coronary bypass grafting
We report the case management of a patient with a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus intramyocardial abscess adjacent to a previously grafted native right coronary artery. The diagnosis was eventually established by obtaining a gallium scan. This case illustrates the need for maintaining a wide-ranging view of potential causes of bacteremia after cardiac surgery, especially in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. Copyright Â© 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Alameddine AK, Alimov VK, Gianturco LE, Deaton D. Myocardial abscess 14 years after coronary bypass grafting Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Jul;94(1):267-8.