Prosthetic graft infection, five years after ascending aortic replacement

Salah Eldien Altarabsheh, Salil V. Deo, Elie Berbari, Soon J. Park

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Fifty-year-old male developed an infected perigraft collection five years following wrapping of a Dacron tube with residual aneurysmal ascending aortic tissue. Treatment consisted of excision of the graft, debridement of the infected surrounding tissues, and replacement using a rifampin-soaked Hemashield tube graft. This case demonstrates the potential risk of wrapping prosthetic grafts with native aneurysmal aortic tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-221
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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