Clostridium septicum post-endovascular aneurysm repair stent-graft infection.


Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is establishing its role as a valid alternative for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Post-EVAR graft infection is a rare and devastating complication. The incidence of post-EVAR graft infection is yet to be defined, and available data at this stage consist of case reports and small series. Possible etiologies for aortic stent-graft infection include perioperative contamination and hematogenous seeding. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of post-EVAR stent graft infection with Clostridium septicum. The possible mechanisms of this unusual hematogenous seeding have been discussed.

DOI: 10.1258/vasc.2010.cr0245

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@article{Halak2012ClostridiumSP, title={Clostridium septicum post-endovascular aneurysm repair stent-graft infection.}, author={Moshe Halak and Eitan Heldenberg and Daniel M Silverberg and Jacob Schneiderman}, journal={Vascular}, year={2012}, volume={20 2}, pages={104-6} }