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Successful treatment using percutaneous drainage for aortic arch prosthetic graft infection



Successful treatment using percutaneous drainage for aortic arch prosthetic graft infection



Journal of Cardiology Cases 10(3): 94-96



Prosthetic graft infection in the ascending aorta or aortic arch is a life-threatening complication. Redo graft replacement is also associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. Conservative treatments without graft removal recently developed as alternatives to conventional surgical approach have been reported with successful outcomes. We report a case of successful treatment of prosthetic graft infection in the aortic arch, for which percutaneous catheter drainage was initially performed prior to open surgery, followed by graft coverage with an omental flap. <Learning objective: Redo graft replacement for the prosthetic graft infection in the ascending aorta or aortic arch is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. Conservative treatments without graft removal have recently been developed as alternatives to surgical approaches. Less invasive percutaneous drainage and irrigation would be a useful alternative second-line treatment before radical open repairs for the treatment of aortic graft infection.>.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jccase.2014.05.008


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