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J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Jun 14;7:54. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-7-54.

Equine pericardial roll graft replacement of infected pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan. kub@ks.kyorin-u.ac.jp

Abstract

The standard procedure for treating infected aortic aneurysms is to resect the infected aorta, debridement of the surrounding tissue, in situ graft replacement, and omentopexy. However, the question of which graft material is optimal is still a matter of controversy. We recently treated a patient with an infected ascending aortic aneurysm. Because of previous abdominal surgery, the omentum was unavailable. The ascending aorta was replaced in situ with equine pericardial roll grafts. The patient is alive and well 29 months after the operation.

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22697377
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PMC3485132
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10.1186/1749-8090-7-54
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