Use of Parietal Peritoneum for Aortic Stump Coverage Following Removal of an Infected Aortic Prosthesis: A Case Report

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Abstract

Aortic graft infections, albeit rare, pose a significant treatment challenge. Aortic stump disruption, in particular, is a potentially devastating complication. We describe a novel technique of using the parietal peritoneum to bolster a friable aortic stump in a 56-year-old man after an infected aortobifemoral graft was removed. The parietal peritoneal pedicle, in our experience, provides an effective alternative to reinforce an aortic stump when conventional coverage options have been exhausted.

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