We present a case of an infected stent graft in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). A 67-year-old woman underwent excision of an infected Viabahn stent graft. At exploration there was no apparent artery around the majority of the stent graft, suggesting that the SFA had been autolysed. Infected stents and stent grafts are rare in the SFA position. The risk of infection is likely minimised with standard treatments including drainage of infection prior to stent graft placement and periprocedural antibiotic administration. Successful management will, in most cases, require excision of the stent graft and adjunctive arterial reconstruction, as necessary.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery|
|State||Published - Nov 2011|
- Stent graft
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine