UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Document TypeJournal Article
Keywordsprosthetic graft infection
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Surgical Procedures, Operative
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AbstractProsthetic graft infection is a rare and serious complication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair associated with high mortality and posing unique challenges for treatment. The prosthetic graft infection is often identified late as patients present with mild nonspecific symptoms. We describe the successful medical management and surgical explantation of an infected thoracic endograft with an aorta-bronchial fistula, using an inline reconstruction with an antibiotic-soaked synthetic graft. In this report, we provide an example of a patient with an infected thoracic endograft and how inline reconstruction combined with appropriate medical management is an acceptable treatment strategy.
J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2018 Dec 4;4(4):307-310. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2018.02.010. eCollection 2018 Dec. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/40905
RightsCopyright © 2018 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Copyright © 2018 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).