A complicated course for an infected endovascular stent graft

Matthew S. Jorgensen, Jonathan Obi, Samuel Nussbaum, Charles Ritchie, Albert G. Hakaim, Houssam Farres

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Abstract

The management of an infected endovascular aortic stent graft can be complex and morbid. Therefore, caution should be exercised before an endovascular approach is considered in patients presenting with a saccular aneurysm who are younger than 65 years and without risk factors for this may indicate a mycotic aneurysm. An open approach with consideration of aneurysm excision should be entertained to prevent an endovascular implantation in the setting of an infected aorta. We report a case of endovascular aortic stent graft infection that led to complex surgical management and prolonged postoperative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690-693
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Infected graft
  • Reintervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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