Endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) has undergone explosive growth in the last decade. Although immediate benefits are attractive to both the patient and the treating physician, concerns regarding long-term success have dampened sustained enthusiasm for this technique. A rare but catastrophic complication is stent graft infection. This case report describes an early infection of an endoluminal aortic stent graft treated initially with percutaneous drainage and ultimately with staged extraanatomic bypass and graft explantation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine