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Successful treatment for infected aortic aneurysm using endovascular aneurysm repairs as a bridge to delayed open surgery.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Japan.
Annals of Vascular Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.03). 02/2012; 26(2):280.e5-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2011.06.015
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ABSTRACT Management of infected aortic aneurysms, which can be life-threatening, remains challenging. Open surgical treatments, including debridement of the infected aorta and the surrounding tissue and either in situ reconstruction or extra-anatomic bypass covering with omentum or muscle flap, are the mainstay of therapy. However, increasing advances in technology have made endovascular treatment of infected aneurysms feasible. The present study describes the first clinical report of successful treatment of an infected aneurysm using endovascular techniques in the acute phase, followed by delayed open surgery.

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