Mediastinitis following graft replacement of the ascending aorta: conservative approach by omental transposition.

N. Luciani, E. Lapenna, M. De Bonis, G. F. Possati

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Abstract

A 57-year-old patient underwent prosthetic replacement of a previously implanted ascending aorta graft and developed a periprosthetic purulent collection 1 month later. He was successfully treated by debridement of infected tissues, antiseptic irrigation and transposition of an omental flap. The postoperative course was uneventful. A chest computed tomography scan performed 15 months later showed no signs of perigraft infection. Prompt conservative surgical treatment including omental transposition can be effective in the treatment of mediastinitis following graft replacement of the ascending aorta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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