Septic involvement of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) anastomoses producing false aneurysms: Diagnosis and problems related to management

Carlos N. Monarrez, Romeo F. Montalvo, Vincent R. Conti, David W. Sapire

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Abstract

Two patients with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts developed mycotic aneurysms at the suture lines. Both patients had chronic illnesses and recurrent infections. Attempts to surgically treat these aneurysms were unsuccessful. Infections involving PTFE grafts used in the management of children with congenital heart disease have not been reported. Problems related to diagnosis and management are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

Keywords

  • Infection aneurysm
  • PTFE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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