Successful Treatment of Ascending Aortic Graft Infection After Operation for Acute Aortic Dissection With Peripheral Malperfusion

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Mediastinitis with infection of an ascending aortic graft is hard to heal and is a highly fatal complication. We had a patient in whom mediastinitis with infection of such a graft as well as an ascending aorta-femoral artery bypass graft developed after the initial operation for type A aortic dissection accompanied by peripheral malperfusion. We treated it successfully by inserting a stent into the true lumen of the thoracoabdominal aorta and using a cryopreserved homograft to replace the infected ascending aortic fabric graft.

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