Treatment of an Aortic Fungal False Aneurysm by Composite Stentless Porcine/Pericardial Conduit: A Case Report

B. Mahesh, M. Caputo, G. D. Angelini, A. J. Bryan

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Abstract

Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis is an uncommon but serious condition with high early and long-term mortality. The majority of these cases occur after aortic valve surgery and are caused by Candida species. Radical debridement of all infected tissues, valve replacement with perioperative and long-term anti-fungal agents is the recommended treatment. Choice of prosthesis varies widely among surgeons, but present recommendations favour biological prostheses. We report for the first time the case of a fungal PVE with false aneurysm after composite aortic root replacement with a dacron composite conduit treated successfully with aortic root replacement using a Shelhigh (Shelhigh Inc., Millburn. NJ) stentless porcine pericardial valved conduit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalVascular
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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