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Infected Stent Graft: The Healing Power of Nature!

  • Konstantinos Spanos
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    Corresponding author. Departments of Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.
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    Departments of Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
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  • George Kouvelos
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    Departments of Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
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Open ArchivePublished:May 06, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2021.03.022
      Image 1
      A male patient presented with right brachial artery rupture after intravenous drug injection (A). Owing to the extensive brachial artery laceration and the absence of any suitable vein, a covered stent graft was deployed under direct vision to repair the artery. Three weeks later the patient presented with an exposed stent graft (B) but declined any intervention. Six weeks post-operatively, he returned holding the stent graft in his hand, which had fallen out 24 hours earlier. The brachial artery was thrombosed with no signs of bleeding or ischaemia. The wound healed nicely.

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