Antibiotic-impregnated beads for the treatment of aortic graft infection

Aaron H. Healy, Bruce B. Reid, Bryce D. Allred, John R. Doty

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Infection of a prosthetic graft after replacement of the ascending aorta is an uncommon but life-threatening complication of surgery. We report the use of antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate beads in a patient with ascending aortic graft infection to provide localized, high-dose therapy to the infected region. Perigraft placement of antibiotic beads provides an alternative method for the treatment of aortic graft infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)984-985
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

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