Percutaneous Drainage and Explantation of an Infected Aortic Endoluminal Stent Graft

Kyle H. Mueller, Heron E. Rodriguez, Melina R. Kibbe, Mark K. Eskandari*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-553
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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