Fatal fungal infection of an ascending aortic graft.

  title={Fatal fungal infection of an ascending aortic graft.},
  author={Wolfgang Wandschneider and Manfred Deutsch},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  volume={43 4},
In a 57-year-old male with aortic valve stenosis and severe poststenotic dilation of the ascending aorta an aortic valve replacement and interposition of the dilated aortic segment with a Dacron prosthesis were carried out. Perioperative course was uneventful. Four months after dismission the patient presented with septic fever and recurrent arterial emboli. Histological evaluation of the thrombotic material found fungal masses of Aspergillus flavus. Although adequate antimycotic treatment was… CONTINUE READING
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