Successful total graft preservation for an infected thoracoabdominal aortic graft

Joseph Liechty, Graham N. Albert, John J. Squiers, J. Michael DiMaio, William T. Brinkman, Dennis R. Gable

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Abstract

Infection of thoracoabdominal prosthetic grafts is a devastating complication. It is often not feasible to fully avoid the bed of infected bypass grafts, so the traditional approach with resection and replacement of infected grafts has a high morbidity and mortality rate. This technique has recently been challenged by several case reports describing success with graft-preserving strategies. Herein, we report a successful case of total graft preservation with decontamination by iodine washout and microdébridement, bactericidal bead and glue placement, and omental wrapping. This technique represents a novel strategy in the armamentarium of surgeons faced with infected thoracoabdominal prosthetic grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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Iodine
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Mortality
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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Successful total graft preservation for an infected thoracoabdominal aortic graft. / Liechty, Joseph; Albert, Graham N.; Squiers, John J.; DiMaio, J. Michael; Brinkman, William T.; Gable, Dennis R.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, Vol. 2, No. 4, 01.12.2016, p. 178-180.

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Liechty, Joseph ; Albert, Graham N. ; Squiers, John J. ; DiMaio, J. Michael ; Brinkman, William T. ; Gable, Dennis R. / Successful total graft preservation for an infected thoracoabdominal aortic graft. In: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. 2016 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 178-180.
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