Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2021 , Vol 30 , Issue 1
A simple method for removal of an infected aortic stent graft: A case report
Hüseyin Ünsal Erçelik1, Muhammet Fethi Sağlam1, Kemal Eşref Erdoğan1, Emrah Uğuz1, Mete Hıdıroğlu1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2021.519 Endovascular aortic stent graft infection is a severe complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Due to the increase in the number of EVAR cases in recent years, the prevalence of graft infection has been on a rise. Treatment of endovascular aortic stent graft infection is difficult and conservative methods such as aspiration of the sac and lifelong antibiotic therapy are defined. Although non-surgical methods are described, removal of the endograft and revascularization is a more satisfying method in the long-term. Herein, we present a technique involving the use of a cut edge of 20 mL syringe for removal of the infected endovascular aortic stent graft, followed by revascularization and long-term antibiotic therapy. Keywords : Aortic stent graft, endovascular aortic repair, stent graft infection
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