Prosthetic Graft Infection, Five Years After Ascending Aortic Replacement

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Fifty-year-old male developed an infected perigraft collection five years following wrapping of a Dacron tube with residual aneurysmal ascending aortic tissue. Treatment consisted of excision of the graft, debridement of the infected surrounding tissues, and replacement using a rifampin-soaked Hemashield tube graft. This case demonstrates the potential risk of wrapping prosthetic grafts with native aneurysmal aortic tissue.

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