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Vol 15, No 1 (2013)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-01-09
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Difficulties in diagnosis of aortobifemoral graft infection

Marek Drążkiewicz, Mariusz Góral, Bartłomiej Główka, Krzysztof Pietrzak
Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):98-103.

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Vol 15, No 1 (2013)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-01-09

Abstract

The number of complications increases together with the growing number of vascular procedures. Vascular graft infection (VGI) still remains the most serious complication in vascular surgery. The purpose of this report is to present the difficulties in vascular prosthesis infection diagnostics despite the use of various diagnostic methods, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomo­graphy (CT) and Technetium-99m —labeled leukocyte scan (99mTC-HMPAO). It is possible that the spread of modern diagnostic methods, such as PET/SPECT/CT will help to increase the diagnostic efficiency of vascular graft infections, especially in the era of ever- increasing number of endovascular procedures, which also carry the risk of infection.

Abstract

The number of complications increases together with the growing number of vascular procedures. Vascular graft infection (VGI) still remains the most serious complication in vascular surgery. The purpose of this report is to present the difficulties in vascular prosthesis infection diagnostics despite the use of various diagnostic methods, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomo­graphy (CT) and Technetium-99m —labeled leukocyte scan (99mTC-HMPAO). It is possible that the spread of modern diagnostic methods, such as PET/SPECT/CT will help to increase the diagnostic efficiency of vascular graft infections, especially in the era of ever- increasing number of endovascular procedures, which also carry the risk of infection.

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Keywords

infection, leucocytes, MRI, PET, vascular prosthesis, scintigraphy, Technetium, computed tomography

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Title

Difficulties in diagnosis of aortobifemoral graft infection

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2013)

Pages

98-103

Published online

2014-01-09

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):98-103.

Keywords

infection
leucocytes
MRI
PET
vascular prosthesis
scintigraphy
Technetium
computed tomography

Authors

Marek Drążkiewicz
Mariusz Góral
Bartłomiej Główka
Krzysztof Pietrzak

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