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Prosthetic vascular graft infection is a rare but very severe complication with a high death rate. Its optimal management requires appropriate surgical procedures combined with adequate antimicrobial treatment in reference center. The authors wanted to focus on the management of prosthetic vascular graft infection and define the clinical, microbiological,(More)
Prosthetic vascular graft infection (PVGI) is a devastating complication, with a mortality rate of up to 75%, which is especially caused by aortic graft infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors associated with in-hospital mortality of patients with definite graft infection, and with long-term outcome. We reviewed medical records of 85(More)
BACKGROUND Development in endograft design has extended endovascular treatment to include thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA). We report our experience using fenestrated and branched endografts in the management of TAAA. METHODS We analyzed a cohort of consecutive patients treated electively for TAAA using endovascular techniques between 2006 and(More)
The early experience of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using ''first generation'' devices was disappointing. There was an appreciable incidence of delayed, post-EVAR, aneurysm rupture. This was primarily a consequence of structural device failure. These failures provided important lessons for re-design and the modern ''second generation'' devices,(More)
Successful endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) requires undilated proximal (infrarenal neck) and distal landing zones (common or external iliac arteries). A range of approved endografts are available to exclude such aneurysms. Recent multicentric prospective randomized trials have demonstrated a short and midterm decrease in(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review provides a focus on infections of prosthetic vascular grafts used to treat peripheral arterial diseases. RECENT FINDINGS The incidence of infections varies between 1 and 6%. Risk factors of infection are not well identified. Main causative pathogens are Gram-negative bacilli, Staphylococcus aureus, and coagulase-negative(More)
BACKGROUND Fenestrated stent-grafts allow for treatment of patients with juxtarenal aneurysms (JRA) when they present with contraindications for conventional treatment. The fenestrated module is a custom-made module, specially designed to fit a specific patient, using computed tomographic scan measurements, which entails manufacturing delay and high cost.(More)
PURPOSE To describe our experience with the use of custom-designed branched or fenestrated endoprostheses incorporating an inverted contralateral limb in the bifurcated component. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed of a prospectively maintained database of all patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair using modular branched or fenestrated(More)
PURPOSE To describe the novel use of an Amplatzer occluder device to seal a secondary endoleak arising at a scallop in a fenestrated stent-graft. CASE REPORT A 67-year-old man with comorbidities precluding standard endovascular repair of a pararenal aortic aneurysm was treated with a fenestrated endoprosthesis containing one fenestration for the left(More)