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Journal of Vascular Surgery: Cases, Innovations and Techniques


A male patient, 70 years of age, was evaluated for an infected thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR). After presenting with persistent fever, a positron emission tomography scan found an infected aortic stent graft. The patient underwent open repair with explantation of the infected TEVAR, extensive periaortic debridement, graft replacement with a Dacron graft, and complete coverage with a latissimus dorsi muscle flap. Tissue culture revealed


Infected aortic flap, Latissimus dorsi muscle flap, TEVAR, Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair



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