Aspergillus aortitis & aortic valve endocarditis after coronary surgery

Nicholas S. Clarke, Aditya Sengupta, Amanda Miller, Michael E Jessen, Raghav A. Murthy

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Abstract

The authors report a case of Aspergillus aortitis and aortic valve endocarditis that developed after coronary artery bypass surgery resulting in recurrent, embolic, bilateral lower extremity ischemia. This necessitated multiple lower extremity embolectomies followed by redo-sternotomy, extensive annular debridement, root reconstruction with a modified Bentall technique, and hemiarch replacement. This case highlights the challenges in diagnosis and management of this rare disease entity and some of its devastating complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-874
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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