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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 April;40(2):271-4

VASCULAR PAPERS 

    CASE REPORTS

Arte­rial homo­grafts in the man­age­ment of ­infected axil­lof­e­moral pros­thetic ­grafts

Bracale G. C., Porcellini M., Bernardo B., Bauleo A., Capasso R.

From the Depart­ment of Vas­cular Sur­gery Med­ical ­School Uni­ver­sity "­Federico II", ­Naples, ­Italy

Two ­lower ­limb ampu­tees ­with ­infected con­tra­lat­eral axil­lof­e­moral pros­thetic ­grafts ­received pre­served ­human ­arteries ­after ­removal of the ­infected mate­rials.
­Both ­grafts ­grew organ­isms (Enter­o­coccus spe­cies, ­plus Staph­y­lo­coccus spe­cies in one). ­Long ­length arte­rial con­duits ­were fash­ioned ­from ­freshly har­vested (in one ­patient) and cryo­pre­served (in ­another one) cadav­eric ­iliac and ­femoral ­arteries. One arte­rial homo­graft had ABO-com­pat­ibility ­with the recip­ient. No immu­no­sup­pres­sive ­drugs ­were admin­is­tered ­after ­repeat arte­rial recon­struc­tions. ­After 12 and 15 ­months ­both ­grafts are ­still ­patent, ­without ­parietal ­changes at ultra­so­nog­raphy; the ­patients ­have a ­viable ­remaining ­lower ­extremity and are ­free of symp­toms or re-in­fec­tion.

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