Composite graft endocarditis - Repair with a mechanical prosthesis


Apaydin A., Posacioglu H., Islamoglu F., Degirmenciler K., Durmaz I.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.31, ss.306-308, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.306-308

Özet

We report the case of a 64-year-old man who developed a mediastinal pseudoaneurysm due to severe endocarditis, 2 years after aortic root replacement with a prosthetic composite graft containing a mechanical valve. After a short period of stabilization and antibiotic therapy, the patient underwent surgery. The coronary buttons and the sewing ring of the composite graft were found to be detached from the graft and the annulus, respectively. Re-replacement with a prosthetic composite graft (Dacron graft with a mechanical valve) by the Cabrol procedure was performed.