Successful Management of Refractory Prosthetic Vessel Infection, Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis and Mediastinitis: Report of a Case-Late Timing Caused Repeated Surgery

@article{Ando2017SuccessfulMO,
  title={Successful Management of Refractory Prosthetic Vessel Infection, Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis and Mediastinitis: Report of a Case-Late Timing Caused Repeated Surgery},
  author={T. Ando and Daichi Akiyama and H. Okada and M. Takeda},
  journal={Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={2017},
  pages={1-3}
}
The patient was diagnosed with anuloaortic ectasia with localized dissection in the right Valsalva sinus. He underwent aortic root replacement with mechanical valve. But, he was re-admitted for mediastinitis. Although his serum (CRP) level was normalized for one month, his body temperature suddenly rose to 40°C. An emergency operation was performed including re-sternotomy, drainage, and irrigation. However, a proximal anastomotic site ruptured and he went into shock. Following cardiopulmonary… Expand
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