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Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 Apr;24(3):418.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2009.08.015. Epub 2009 Dec 29.

Infection of an aortic stent graft with suprarenal fixation.

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Department of Surgery, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA. gardnergp@health.missouri.edu

Abstract

We report a case of an elderly man admitted with abdominal pain and fever, 5 months after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair of a suspected inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm. He underwent successful explantation of an infected stent graft with suprarenal fixation following extra-anatomic revascularization. After a prolonged hospitalization, he was discharged on antibiotics and at follow-up has returned to baseline activity level. Although explantation of an infected prosthesis following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair has been previously reported, our case prompted a review of the literature to evaluate mode of presentation, putative factors, and management decisions associated with reduced morbidity and mortality.

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20036496
DOI:
10.1016/j.avsg.2009.08.015
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