Aortic graft infections are a feared complication of aortic bypass operations and impart significant morbidity and mortality when they occur. The most common etiology is bacterial, with a presentation ranging from subclinical to acutely symptomatic depending on the organism. Fungal infections of prosthetic grafts are rare, especially in immunocompetent patients. Graft infections remain a clinical diagnosis. We report a rare case of an aortobifemoral graft infection with Histoplasma capsulatum that was diagnosed on surgical pathology, as the preoperative infectious evaluation was negative. The neoaortoiliac system operation was successfully used to solve this patient's highly morbid condition.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine