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Retroaortic abscess: an unusual complication of a retained epicardial pacing wire.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23152445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infectious complications related to retained temporary epicardial pacing wires are rare. We report a case of a focal retroaortic abscess in association with retained pacing wires that became manifest 3 years after surgery for tricuspid valve endocarditis.
Deane E Smith; Abe DeAnda; Christopher W Towe; Leora B Balsam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  2013-09-13     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Device Removal
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Surgical Wound Infection / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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