Aortic mycotic abdominal aneurysm involving all visceral branches: excision and dacron graft replacement.

Abstract

A 41 year-old patient with an aortic mycotic abdominal aneurysm involving all visceral branches is presented. Excision and dacron graft replacement involving limbs to the coeliac axis, superior mesenteric, and both renal arteries was accomplished successfully. The rationale for employing dacron material in infected tissue is reviewed. In our opinion, an integral aspect of its usage includes the debridement or removal of the aneurysm in conjunction with prolonged antibiotic coverage postoperatively. The patient is alive and free of apparent infection one year following surgery.

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