Strategies to treat thoracic aortitis and infected aortic grafts.

  title={Strategies to treat thoracic aortitis and infected aortic grafts.},
  author={Andrea Kahlberg and Germano Melissano and Yamume Tshomba and Marco Leopardi and Roberto Chiesa},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={56 2},
Infectious thoracic aortitis is a rare disease, especially since the incidence of syphilis and tuberculosis has dropped in western countries. However, the risk to develop an infectious aortitis and subsequent mycotic aneurysm formation is still present, particularly in case of associated endocarditis, sepsis, and in immunosuppressive disorders. Moreover, the number of surgical and endovascular thoracic aortic repairs is continuously increasing, and infective graft complications are observed… CONTINUE READING