Vascular Prosthesis Infections: The Vascular Surgeon’s Update
Prostheses are considered a multi-fibred or porous foreign body and have been used as a vascular substitute since the early 1960s (De Bakey et al. 1966). They permit palliation of vascular conditions that otherwise would have been fatal or disabling, but they present a certain number of complications.
KeywordsGraft Infection Vascular Prosthesis High Clinical Suspicion Aortoenteric Fistula Groin Incision
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