Emergent repair of infected aortic aneurysm with contained rupture using a femoral vein neoaortoiliac system

Academic Article


  • Infected aortic aneurysms are rare but are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Management involves surgical resection and debridement of the infected aorta and surrounding tissues, arterial reconstruction or bypass, and flap coverage, followed by long-term antibiotic therapy. Autogenous reconstruction using a neoaortoiliac system (NAIS) is a durable form of repair with a decreased risk of reinfection. However, NAIS reconstruction is generally thought to be contraindicated for emergent, but not impending, rupture settings. We present the successful application of NAIS for a contained rupture of an infected infrarenal aneurysm. Use of the NAIS can provide a more durable option for select patients.
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    Author List

  • Shao CC; McFarland GE; Beck AW
  • Start Page

  • 502
  • End Page

  • 505
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 3