Arterial infections in the new millenium: an old problem revisited.

  title={Arterial infections in the new millenium: an old problem revisited.},
  author={Robert Alan McCready and Margaret Ann Bryant and Janet L Divelbiss and Bart A Chess and Richard W Chitwood and Douglas S Paget},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  volume={20 5},
The natural history of infected aneurysms or arterial infections is characterized by rapid expansion leading to rupture, pseudoaneurysm formation, and sepsis. Treatment options include in situ grafting either with prosthetic or autogenous grafts or with cryopreserved allografts (CPAs), resection of the aneurysm with remote bypass grafting, and ligation. The purpose of this study was to review our recent experience with these infections and to present long-term follow-up with in situ CPAs. From… CONTINUE READING