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Submitted: 21 February 2017 Modified: 22 March 2017
HERDIN Record #: NCR-PHC-1702211109125

Recurrent aortic graft infection: successful treatment using Omental Flap a case report.

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Recurrent aortic infection graft infection has not previously been reported. We report the case of a 56-year-old
male who presented with recurrent fever after aortic graft replacement A computed tomographic (CT) scan done six
months after aortic graft replacement documented a large mediastinal abscess from the brachiocephalic vein down to
the subxiphoid process with no signs of leak. A second CT scan was obtained because of recurrent complaints of fever
and heart failure symptoms. Evidence of contrast leakage with slight progression in size of the previously noted density
in the anterosuperior mediastinum was noted. Aortic graft replacement successfully repaired his aorta, intravenous
antibiotics with packing of the cavity around the aorta with omentum eliminated the recurrence of aortic graft infection six months after surgery.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Philippine Heart Center Journal
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
April-December 2007
Volume
13
Page(s)
168-170
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
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