WJCS  Vol.1 No.2 , December 2011
Aortic Graft Complicated by a Corynebacterium Striatum Infection Due to Previous Type IV Thoraco Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
ABSTRACT
We report successful management of aortic graft infection without graft explanation or extra-anatomic bypass. A 61 year-old male who had undergone surgical repair of a type IV thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm presented with left flank pain and raised inflammatory markers following graft implantation. CT scanning revealed a left psoas fluid collection. Graft infection was diagnosed. A radio-guided drainage and conservative management, with irrigation drain placement was undertaken with preservation of the aortic graft. There was no evidence of recurrent infection after follow-up at 34 months. Aortic endograft infection may be managed by surgical or radio-guided drainage, antibiotic irrigation of the graft and systemic antibiotic therapy without graft removal.

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nullR. Gabrielli, M. Rosati, G. Caselli, A. Carra and A. Siani, "Aortic Graft Complicated by a Corynebacterium Striatum Infection Due to Previous Type IV Thoraco Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair," World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2011, pp. 5-10. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2011.12002.
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