Vascular Prosthesis Infections: The Vascular Surgeon’s Update

  • T. Marsal
Conference paper


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.


Graft Infection Vascular Prosthesis High Clinical Suspicion Aortoenteric Fistula Groin Incision 
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