Fate of aortic graft removal

Vincent Martin-Paredero, Ronald W. Busuttil, Sherwood M. Dixon, J. Dennis Baker, Herbert Machleder, Wesley S. Moore

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Reoperation to remove an aortic graft was performed in 18 patients. The need for removal was infection in the majority. A changing flora was seen in aortic graft infection with gram-negative organisms predominating. Despite a standardized approach with total graft removal, aortic closure, and extraanatomic reconstruction, amputation and mortality rates remain unacceptably high. A new approach to this problem is needed, and further trials with autogenous reconstruction appear warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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