CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2017; 06(01): e32-e34
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607272
Case Report: Vascular
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Ascendobifemoral Bypass for the Treatment of a Thoracic Endograft Infection

Sebastian Paul Pleger1, Nadine Nink1, Andreas Böning2, Ahmed Koshty1
  • 1Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Jung-Stilling Hospital, Siegen, Germany
  • 2Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Giessen, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
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Publication History

14 June 2017

05 September 2017

Publication Date:
09 October 2017 (online)


Background Endograft infections (EIs) are rare complications after endovascular procedures in the thoracic and abdominal aortas. The challenging treatment encloses antibiotic and surgical therapies.

Case Description A 74-year-old male patient developed an EI after an endovascular procedure (thoracic endovascular aortic repair [TEVAR]). Despite a long-term oral antibiotic therapy, the clinical symptoms showed no falling trend. Because of the expanded infection from above the celiac trunk up to the aortic arch, we decided to remove the infected endograft and to implant an extra-anatomic ascendobifemoral bypass.

Conclusion The implantation of an ascendobifemoral bypass was a successful treatment option for EIs after TEVAR.