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Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr;66(3):227-232. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1623479. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

Graft-Sparing Strategy for Thoracic Prosthetic Graft Infection.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Matsubara Tokushukai Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Thoracic prosthetic graft infection is a rare but serious complication with no standard management. We reported our surgical experience on graft-sparing strategy for thoracic prosthetic graft infection.

METHODS:

This study included patients who underwent graft-sparing surgery for thoracic prosthetic graft infection at Matsubara Tokushukai Hospital in Japan from January 2000 to October 2017.

RESULTS:

There were 17 patients included in the analyses, with a mean age at surgery of 71.0 ± 10.5 years; 11 were men. In-hospital mortality was observed in five patients (29.4%).

CONCLUSIONS:

Graft-sparing surgery for thoracic prosthetic graft infection is an alternative option particularly for early graft infection after hemiarch replacement.

PMID:
29462826
DOI:
10.1055/s-0038-1623479
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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