PMID: 108052Jun 1, 1979

Ascending aorta-supraceliac abdominal aorta bypass: successful removal of an infected graft in the descending thoracic aorta

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S OdagiriT Inoue

Abstract

An infected graft and a mycotic pseudoaneurysm were successfully resected by employing an ascending aortasupraceliac abdominal aorta bypass graft in a 19-year-old man. He had formerly undergone graft replacement surgery for traumatic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta, with the aid of a temporary external bypass graft. After this first operation, the patient had suffered from septicemia due to Psudomonas aeruginosa, which resulted in formation of mycotic pseudoaneurysms at the distal anastomotic site of the prosthetic graft and at both stumps of the formerly employed external bypass graft.

Related Concepts

Aneurysm, Mycotic
Abdominal Aorta Structure
Descending Aorta
Aortic Aneurysm
Tissue-Engineered Vascular Graft
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas Infections
Surgical Wound Infection
Pyemia

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