Aortic graft infection: update on management and treatment options.

  title={Aortic graft infection: update on management and treatment options.},
  author={Ganesha B Perera and Roy M. Fujitani and Stephen M Kubaska},
  journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery},
  volume={40 1},
Replacement of the abdominal aorta, whether by autogenous or prosthetic conduit, has been an a priori requisite in the vascular surgeon's armamentarium since its technical feasibility was described in the early 1950s. The Achilles' heel of this operation, in spite of the progress made over the last half century, is still, however, aortic graft infection. Though survival and limb salvage rates have improved over time-commensurate with advances in surgical technique, critical care, and… CONTINUE READING