DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20204153

Stent graft infection after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a case report and literature review

Alaa Sedik, Meriem Touahria, Ahmed Wahdan, Nader Twfeek, Alaa Osman

Abstract


Aortic end graft (EVAR) infection isa challenging management problem in aortic surgery with 0.2% to 0.7% incidence, which is similar to aortic graft infection after open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. Although much attention has been given to the more common problem of endo leak management, yet only sporadic case reports have been reported about the late complication of endograft infection. We reported a case of elderly Saudi male, known to have multiple medical problems presented to our emergency department with severe progressive abdominal pain, vomiting, and fever over the last 7 days. He was evaluated and diagnosed as septic shock due to and infected stent graft following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm, 4 years ago, with peritonitis. He underwent emergency laparotomy and a left paraaortic abscess was drained and a part of exposed metals of the stent graft found. Other intraperitoneal abcesses were drained and abdomen closed over drains. Patient remained under ICU care, but unfortunately deteriorated and died 3 days postoperatively.


Keywords


Stent-graft infection, Endovascular aneurysm repair, Antibiotics, Surgery

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