Prosthetic aortic grafts infection is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Staphylococcus species are the most commonly implicated causative organisms. Computed tomography (CT) is the imaging modality of choice in the investigation of patients with suspected prosthetic aortic graft infection, particularly in the assessment of abscess and pseudo-aneurysms associated with aortic graft infections. We describe two cases in which CT provides incremental information about the complications associated with prosthetic aortic graft infection which is essential in guiding treatment and management.
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Published online: March 30, 2015
Accepted: March 21, 2015
Received: March 5, 2015
© 2015 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.