Coronary artery bypass in a 15-year-old girl with pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Ann Thorac Surg. 1990 Mar;49(3):483-5. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(90)90265-8.


A 15-year-old girl with pseudoxanthoma elasticum and associated severe coronary artery disease underwent double coronary artery bypass using left internal mammary artery and saphenous vein. Preoperatively the patient had life-threatening syncope and positive treadmill test results. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient has been doing well for 3 years. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare disease that can cause premature coronary arterial obstructive disease in children and adolescents.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
  • Coronary Disease / complications
  • Coronary Disease / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis*
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum* / complications
  • Saphenous Vein / transplantation*