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Extraanatomical ascending-abdominal aorta bypass with stump closure for aortic graft infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18477602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 42-year-old man, who 25 years previously underwent grafting of the descending aorta because of traumatic rupture after a traffic accident, was admitted to our hospital complaining of fever and hemoptysis. Computed tomography (CT) scans showed a low density area around the prosthetic graft. We diagnosed a graft infection. We undertook extraanatomical ascending-abdominal aorta bypass with stump closure of the descending aorta, with omentopexy around the stump. Postoperative course was uneventful and he has been free from infection for one year. Extraanatomical bypass was an effective strategy for treatment of a graft infection.
Kei Aizawa; Shin-ichi Ohki; Hiroaki Konishi; Yoshio Misawa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-30     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  646-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1, Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 329-0498, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Aorta / surgery*
Aortic Rupture / surgery*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Device Removal
Prosthesis-Related Infections / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Surgical Flaps*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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