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Autologus superficial femoral vein reconstruction in vascular prosthetic graft infections in aorto-femoral position — own experience

Stanisław Molski, Wiesław Jundziłł, Aleksander Łukasiewicz
Acta Angiologica 2004;10(4):189-196.

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Vol 10, No 4 (2004)
Original papers
Published online: 2004-11-23

Abstract

Background. The aim of the study was to respectively analyze our experience in the use of superficial femoral vein (SFV) as arterial conduit in patients with infection of the vascular prosthetic graft in the aortofemoral position.
Material and methods. Between 1998–2004 at Department of General and Vascular Surgery, L. Rydgier Medical University, Bydgoszcz, in 19 patients we replaced infected prosthetic graft in the aorto-femoral position with autogenous SFV. Eighteen men and 1 female entered the group at age 51–75 years (mean age 59.6 years). The mean interval between original intervention and clinical manifestation of infection was 3.34 years (SD ± 3.3 years). Multiple vascular procedures were performed in 9 patients (47%). Obtained microbial tests indicated meticilin resistant Staphylococci as dominating pathogen (63.2%). Following excision of infected grafts, bilateral reconstructions were conducted in 11 cases, the remaining 8 patients received unilateral graft.
Results. Seven individuals died during hospitalization (37%). Five of these were attributable to surgical complications, the other 2 were cardiac-related. Among survivals, above the knee amputation was performed in 5 cases (26.3%). Completely satisfactory effects of the treatment were achieved in 7 patients (58.3%). Ischemic stroke occurred in 1 patient.
Conclusions. Treatment of infected vascular prosthetic graft still carries a substantial risk of death and limb loss in the perioperative period. Use of autologus superficial femoral veins remains one of the therapeutic options in treatment of infected vascular prosthesis in the aorto-femoral.

Abstract

Background. The aim of the study was to respectively analyze our experience in the use of superficial femoral vein (SFV) as arterial conduit in patients with infection of the vascular prosthetic graft in the aortofemoral position.
Material and methods. Between 1998–2004 at Department of General and Vascular Surgery, L. Rydgier Medical University, Bydgoszcz, in 19 patients we replaced infected prosthetic graft in the aorto-femoral position with autogenous SFV. Eighteen men and 1 female entered the group at age 51–75 years (mean age 59.6 years). The mean interval between original intervention and clinical manifestation of infection was 3.34 years (SD ± 3.3 years). Multiple vascular procedures were performed in 9 patients (47%). Obtained microbial tests indicated meticilin resistant Staphylococci as dominating pathogen (63.2%). Following excision of infected grafts, bilateral reconstructions were conducted in 11 cases, the remaining 8 patients received unilateral graft.
Results. Seven individuals died during hospitalization (37%). Five of these were attributable to surgical complications, the other 2 were cardiac-related. Among survivals, above the knee amputation was performed in 5 cases (26.3%). Completely satisfactory effects of the treatment were achieved in 7 patients (58.3%). Ischemic stroke occurred in 1 patient.
Conclusions. Treatment of infected vascular prosthetic graft still carries a substantial risk of death and limb loss in the perioperative period. Use of autologus superficial femoral veins remains one of the therapeutic options in treatment of infected vascular prosthesis in the aorto-femoral.
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Keywords

vascular surgery; surgical complications; infection

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Title

Autologus superficial femoral vein reconstruction in vascular prosthetic graft infections in aorto-femoral position — own experience

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 4 (2004)

Pages

189-196

Published online

2004-11-23

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2004;10(4):189-196.

Keywords

vascular surgery
surgical complications
infection

Authors

Stanisław Molski
Wiesław Jundziłł
Aleksander Łukasiewicz

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