Infected aortic bifurcation grafts: experience with fourteen patients.

  title={Infected aortic bifurcation grafts: experience with fourteen patients.},
  author={Randy M Becker and Pat Blundell},
  volume={80 5},
The experience with 14 patients with infected aortic bifurcation grafts has been reviewed. Factors which appeared to predispose to infection in 11 patients included "re-do" operations, concomitant cholecystectomy or gastrostomy, and ruptured abdominal aneurysm. A mixture of gastrointestinal organisms was responsible for the infections. The pathogenesis, presentation, and treatment varied according to whether the proximal or distal anastomosis was involved or not. Aortoduodenal communications… CONTINUE READING

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