Persistent root abscess after emergency repair with an aortic homograft

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B99284A53884
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Persistent root abscess after emergency repair with an aortic homograft
Journal
British Heart Journal
Author(s)
Ritter  M., von Segesser  L., Jenni  R.
ISSN
0007-0769
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/1994
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
72
Number
5
Pages
495-7
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article --- Old month value: Nov
Abstract
A fifty eight year old man with Marfan's syndrome and an aortic composite graft with a Bjork-Shiley mechanical prosthesis presented with a large aortic root abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis. Despite extensive surgical debridement and implantation of an aortic homograft as a composite graft, early postoperative transoesophageal echocardiography continued to demonstrate a large aortic root abscess and the patient died in a septic shock.
Keywords
Abscess/*complications/microbiology/pathology Aorta/transplantation *Aortic Valve Endocarditis, Bacterial/*complications/pathology/surgery Heart Valve Diseases/*complications/microbiology/pathology/surgery *Heart Valve Prosthesis Humans Male Middle Aged Pericardium/transplantation Staphylococcal Infections/*complications/pathology/surgery *Staphylococcus aureus
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