Conservative Treatment of an Early Aortic Graft Infection Due to Acinetobacter baumanii

@article{Pencavel2006ConservativeTO,
  title={Conservative Treatment of an Early Aortic Graft Infection Due to Acinetobacter baumanii},
  author={Timothy D Pencavel and G. Singh-Ranger and J. Crinnion},
  journal={Annals of Vascular Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={415-417}
}
  • Timothy D Pencavel, G. Singh-Ranger, J. Crinnion
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Acute infection of an aortic graft is a devastating complication. While resection of the infected prosthesis and extra-anatomic bypass is the established treatment, this carries a high mortality. We describe a case of early aortic graft infection with the unusual organism Acinetobacter baumanii, which was eradicated by a combination of surgical drainage and antibiotics, allowing preservation of the graft. The patient remains well 30 months later. 
    5 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Conservative treatment of aortic graft infection.
    • 24
    Prosthesis infection: prevention and treatment.
    • 16
    Preventing strategy of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii susceptible only to colistin in cardiac surgical intensive care units.
    • 18
    • PDF
    Life-long antimicrobial therapy: where is the evidence?
    • 7
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES
    Conservative treatment of major aortic graft infection.
    • 28
    An eight year experience of conservative management for aortic graft sepsis.
    • 23
    Diagnosis and management of aortic graft infection.
    • 71
    Improved results with conventional management of infrarenal aortic infection.
    • 138