Composite graft endocarditis - Repair with a mechanical prosthesis


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

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.31, no.3, pp.306-308, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-308

Abstract

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.