TITLE

Management of Infection Associated with Prosthetic Graft Exposure in Angioaccess

AUTHOR(S)
Tanchajja, Supoj; Mohaideen, A. Hassan; Avram, M. M.; Eisenberg, M. Michael
PUB. DATE
March 1985
SOURCE
Vascular Surgery;Mar/Apr1985, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p117
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
New experience in management of infection associated with PTFE graft exposure in angioaccess is presented. Primary closure or rotating skin flap of these open wounds usually fail. Simple local wound care and systemic antibiotic administration are the first step to control and localize the infection. A mature PTFE graft can tolerate exposure for an indeterminate period of time. Once the infection is clinically controlled, salvage of the infected graft can be achieved by revision and removal of the infected portion of graft.
ACCESSION #
16745448

 

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