Unclear Reason of Recurrent Graft Infections after Aortobifemoral Reconstruction
Keywords:Infection, Graft, Surgery, Vascular
BACKGROUND: Aortic graft infection is one of the most serious complications of vascular reconstruction with the incidence of 1%. The clinical presentation can vary, which delays the diagnosis.
CASE REPORTS: Infections in our patients affected iliac, inguinal region, and retroperitoneum, which are not relatively common sites of graft infection. We present clinical presentation, imaging procedures, and surgical treatment of three patients with unknown cause of late graft infection after 6, 7, and 9 years.CONCLUSION: In our presentations, the etiological factors of the infection are not known, but they suggest that events in the gastrointestinal tract may be related to them. Aggressive surgery should be taken into consideration as a first choice in the similar cases.
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