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Mycotic false aneurysm of the aortic suture line after heart transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7803441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortic suture line infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurred in a 31-year-old man 2 months after orthotopic heart transplantation. Incomplete resection of the mycotic aneurysm and replacement of the ascending aorta with allograft aorta was performed. Subsequently, the infection recurred on the proximal suture line, and reoperation with complete excision of the mycotic aneurysm and allograft replacement of the ascending aorta was performed successfully, without recurrence of the infection.
D C McGiffin; A J Galbraith; J B McCarthy; P J Tesar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1053-2498     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Lung Transplant.     Publication Date:    1994 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-31     Completed Date:  1995-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102703     Medline TA:  J Heart Lung Transplant     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  926-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  surgery
Aneurysm, Infected / etiology*,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology,  surgery
Bacteremia / microbiology
Heart Transplantation / adverse effects*
Pseudomonas Infections* / microbiology
Pseudomonas aeruginosa*

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