Retroaortic abscess

An unusual complication of a retained epicardial pacing wire

Deane E. Smith, Abelardo DeAnda, Christopher W. Towe, Leora B. Balsam

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Abstract

Infectious complications related to retained temporary epicardial pacing wires are rare. We report a case of a focal retroaortic abscess in association with retained pacing wires that became manifest 3 years after surgery for tricuspid valve endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Tricuspid Valve
Endocarditis
Abscess

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Epicardial pacing wire
  • Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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Retroaortic abscess : An unusual complication of a retained epicardial pacing wire. / Smith, Deane E.; DeAnda, Abelardo; Towe, Christopher W.; Balsam, Leora B.

In: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 16, No. 2, 02.2013, p. 221-223.

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Smith, Deane E. ; DeAnda, Abelardo ; Towe, Christopher W. ; Balsam, Leora B. / Retroaortic abscess : An unusual complication of a retained epicardial pacing wire. In: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 221-223.
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