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Frozen elephant trunk procedure for extensive pneumococcal thoracic aortitis

Abstract : Infectious arteritis is an insidious condition commonly associated with a long diagnostic delay. We report the management of extensive pneumococcal thoracic aortitis in a 64-year-old woman. The frozen elephant trunk procedure was performed to repair the aortic arch. Prolonged aortic wall cultures were positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae. Late follow-up imaging at 36 months demonstrated no sign of recurrence around the hybrid vascular graft in the thoracic aorta.
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Julien Guihaire, Matthieu Revest, Jean-François Heautot, Jean-Philippe Verhoye. Frozen elephant trunk procedure for extensive pneumococcal thoracic aortitis. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, SAGE Publications, 2017, 25 (2), pp.134-136. ⟨10.1177/0218492315609836⟩. ⟨hal-01214015⟩

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