A Stent Graft Infection after Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toyohashi Heart Center, Toyohashi, Japan)

Masakazu Aoki Kenichi Kamiya Shinji Ogawa
Hiroshi Baba Yasuhide Okawa
We present a rare case of stent graft infection. A 69-year-old man, who had undergone endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with an Inoue stent graft 5 years previously, was admitted with high-grade fever. An abscess around an abdominal aortic aneurysm was found on abdominal computed tomography(CT)and he was given a diagnosis of stent graft infection. The stent graft was removed and vascular reconstruction was performed using a Gelweave graft bonded with rifampicin. The graft was then covered with the greater omentum, and he was discharged on the 27th postoperative day.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 40:125-129(2011)

Keywords:abdominal aortic aneurysm, stent graft infection, rifampicin-bonded graft