Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol44,No3

Successful Treatment of Prosthetic Graft Infection 7 Years after Ascending Aorta Replacement and Aortic Root Replacement with a Freestyle Stentless Valve

Jiro Sakai Tatsuhiko Komiya Hiroshi Tsuneyoshi and Takeshi Shimamoto

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Okayama, Japan)

A 62 year-old man presented with severe septic shock complicated by prosthetic graft infection, 7 years after aortic root replacement with a Freestyle stentless valve and graft replacement of the ascending aorta. We initially managed the patient with antimicrobial therapy for 2 months and subsequently surgery was performed, replacing the infected aortic graft with rifampicin-bonded prostheses, and added omentopexy. The infection was cured and has not recurred.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 44:137-140(2015)

Keywords:aortic root replacement;prosthetic graft infection;rifampicin-bonded prostheses;omentopexy

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