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Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. Volume 65, Issue 4, Pages 471-474, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5604/17331331.1227674
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Received Date : 12-July-2016 / Accepted: 13-September-2016 / Published Online: 28-December-2016
Infections of vascular grafts are the most severe complications in vascular surgery. We present the case of a 73-year-old male with infection of a dacron prosthesis with a strain of Enterococcus faecalis. The patient was treated with replacement of a full prosthesis with a combined graft constructed from Biosynthetic Vascular graft Omniflow and autologous veins. This graft is recommended for implantation in patients with a higher risk of infection. Our case is one of the first reported usage of this kind of graft in the aortic region and in a 2 years observation period no recurrence of infection was observed.
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