Management of Infection Associated with Prosthetic Graft Exposure in Angioaccess

Tanchajja, Supoj; Mohaideen, A. Hassan; Avram, M. M.; Eisenberg, M. Michael
March 1985
Vascular Surgery;Mar/Apr1985, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p117
Academic Journal
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.


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