Infected ascending aorta prostheses. Is prosthesis removal always necessary? How long should antibiotics be given?

Abstract

We report two cases of infected ascending aorta prostheses, aluate the treatment received, and review the related literature. The first case is a 77-year-old man, smoker, with a history of pertension and gastric ulcer. Seven months after surgery for a pe A aortic dissection, with replacement of the supracoronary cending aorta by a Dacron prosthesis, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rec.2012.08.004

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