Prosthetic graft infection, five years after ascending aortic replacement.

@article{Altarabsheh2012ProstheticGI,
  title={Prosthetic graft infection, five years after ascending aortic replacement.},
  author={Salah Eldien I Altarabsheh and Salil V. Deo and Elie F. Berbari and Soon Joo Park},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={220-1}
}
Fifty-year-old male developed an infected perigraft collection five years following wrapping of a Dacron tube with residual aneurysmal ascending aortic tissue. Treatment consisted of excision of the graft, debridement of the infected surrounding tissues, and replacement using a rifampin-soaked Hemashield tube graft. This case demonstrates the potential risk… CONTINUE READING