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THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL AORTA  20 YEARS EVC: MANAGEMENT OF ARTERIAL DISEASES


The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2016 April;57(2):224-32

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Diagnostic algorithms and treatment strategies in primary aortic and aortic graft infections

Geert W. SCHURINK 1, 2, Noud PEPPELENBOSCH 1, 2, Barend MEES 1, 2, Michael J. JACOBS 1, 2

1 Departments of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands; 2 European Vascular Center Aachen-Maastricht, Germany and the Netherlands


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Aortic infections and aortic graft infections are one of the most dreadful clinical entities that a vascular surgeon can face. Clinical presentation of the patient can vary greatly and diagnosis can be difficult to make. In this manuscript, diagnostic modalities are reviewed and a diagnostic algorithm suggested. Further, results of present treatment options are evaluated and treatment strategies for different clinical scenarios suggested.

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Schurink GW, Peppelenbosch N, Mees B, Jacobs MJ. Diagnostic algorithms and treatment strategies in primary aortic and aortic graft infections. J Cardiovasc Surg 2016 April;57(2):224-32. 

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