An unique case of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) graft infection with Streptococcus viridans

N. H. Zubaidah, M. I.M. Azim, M. H. Osama, H. Harunarashid*, S. Das

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Abstract

The incidence of infection following TEVAR is low. To the best of our knowledge, this is the fi rst case report of post thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with Streptococcus viridans graft infection. A 54-year-old male underwent TEVAR for dissecting thoracic aneurysm with spinal ischaemia. He had an eventful recovery with prolonged period of stay in intensive care unit. Three months later, he presented with persistent chest discomfort and fever. Computed tomography (CT) of the thorax revealed evidence of graft infection and the blood culture grew Streptococcus viridans. The rarity of TEVAR graft infection due to Streptococcus viridans and its management are being discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume163
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Graft
  • Infection
  • Management
  • Streptococcus viridans
  • TEVAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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