Surgical management of infected abdominal aortic grafts: review of a 25-year experience.

@article{Ohara1986SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of infected abdominal aortic grafts: review of a 25-year experience.},
  author={Patrick J O'hara and Norman R Hertzer and Edwin G Beven and Leonard P Krajewski},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={725-31}
}
Eighty-four patients with infected abdominal aortic grafts managed from 1961 through February 1985 were reviewed. Thirty-three patients had associated aortoenteric fistula formation. Twenty-eight infections (33%) and 13 aortoenteric fistulas (39%) originated at The Cleveland Clinic, yielding an incidence of aortic graft infection of 0.77% (28 of 3652 grafts) and aortoenteric fistula formation of 0.36% (13 of 3652 grafts) at this center. Staphylococcus organisms alone or in combination with… CONTINUE READING

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