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Chirurgia 2009 October;22(5):243-5

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis with pulmonary abscess and subsequent sepsis 15 years after a Ross procedure

Hennig S. 1, Wisser W. 2, Wiesinger E. 3, Gattringer K. B. 1, Pfaffenberger S. 4, Vogl U. 5, Ramharter M. 1, Winkler S. 1, Thalhammer F. 1

1 Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 2 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 3 Herz-Kreislaufzentrum Gross Gerungs, Gerungs, Austria 4 Department of Internal Medicine II, Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 5 Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


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We report the case of a 23-year-old male patient with a Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis of a pulmonary homograft valve 15 years after a Ross procedure. A new homograft was implanted at the site of the pulmonary valve. Before and after surgery antibiotics were performed.

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