Combined therapies for composite graft infection after Bentall's procedure.


We present a patient who suffered from composite graft infection and mediastinitis. After replacement of the infected composite graft, in addition to administration of antibiotics, continuous irrigation of the mediastinum with solutions containing povidone-iodine and cefazolin sodium and transposition of the greater omentum were performed. His postoperative course was uneventful. Combined therapies including mediastinal irrigation and omental transposition should be considered after an operation for composite graft infection complicated with mediastinitis.

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@article{Takano1998CombinedTF, title={Combined therapies for composite graft infection after Bentall's procedure.}, author={Toru Takano and Yukio Fukaya and Hiroshi Nakano and H Kuroda and Jun Amano}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1998}, volume={66 2}, pages={564-6} }