Acute infection of Viabahn stent graft in the popliteal artery

Shahyar Gharacholou, Marshall Dworak, Ala S. Dababneh, Raj Varatharaj Palraj, Michael C. Roskos, Scott C. Chapman

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Abstract

Peripheral stents are increasingly used for treatment of peripheral arterial disease, yet all implanted devices are potentially at risk for infection. We describe a 51-year-old man who underwent stenting in the femoropopliteal artery and presented 3 days later with leg pain, fever, and evidence of peripheral stigmata of embolization. Blood cultures grew methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and remained persistently positive despite antibiotic therapy. At surgical exploration, the popliteal artery had essentially been disintegrated by the infection, with only visible stent graft maintaining arterial continuity. Acute stent graft infections are rare and must be managed promptly to reduce morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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Popliteal Artery
Stents
Transplants
Infection
Christianity
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Leg
Fever
Arteries
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Pain
Equipment and Supplies
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Acute infection of Viabahn stent graft in the popliteal artery. / Gharacholou, Shahyar; Dworak, Marshall; Dababneh, Ala S.; Varatharaj Palraj, Raj; Roskos, Michael C.; Chapman, Scott C.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.06.2017, p. 69-73.

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Gharacholou, Shahyar ; Dworak, Marshall ; Dababneh, Ala S. ; Varatharaj Palraj, Raj ; Roskos, Michael C. ; Chapman, Scott C. / Acute infection of Viabahn stent graft in the popliteal artery. In: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. 2017 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 69-73.
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