Graft for mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm: omental wrapping to prevent infection.


Nine cases of mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm were treated surgically between July 1995 and March 2003. The aneurysms were located in the ascending aorta in 1 patient, the descending thoracic aorta in 5, and the thoracoabdominal aorta in 3. Preoperatively, 3 patients were in shock due to rupture of the aneurysm. All patients underwent aneurysmectomy and in… (More)


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