Composite vein graft reconstruction for infected descending aortic prosthesis.
We report a case of successful in situ replacement with a superficial femoropopliteal vein panel graft for Dacron graft infection of the thoracic aorta. A 75-year-old man presented with septicemia and pseudoaneurysm caused by methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus 2 years after Dacron graft replacement of the mid-descending aortic aneurysm. The patient underwent in situ replacement with a panel graft constructed of 3 deep vein panels after excision of the infected Dacron graft. The patient is free of infection and doing well over 2 years after surgery.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yokkaichi Municipal Hospital, Yokkaichi, Japan. email@example.com
SourceThe Annals of thoracic surgery 93:6 2012 Jun pg 2061-3
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Pub Type(s)Case Reports