Clostridium septicum post-endovascular aneurysm repair stent-graft infection

Moshe Halak, Eitan Heldenberg, Daniel Silverberg*, Jacob Schneiderman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is establishing its role as a valid alternative for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Post-EVAR graft infection is a rare and devastating complication. The incidence of post-EVAR graft infection is yet to be defined, and available data at this stage consist of case reports and small series. Possible etiologies for aortic stent-graft infection include perioperative contamination and hematogenous seeding. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of post-EVAR stent graft infection with Clostridium septicum. The possible mechanisms of this unusual hematogenous seeding have been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-106
Number of pages3
JournalVascular
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clostridium septicum
  • EVAR
  • Infection
  • Stent graft

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