January 1977

Tuberculous Infection in a Vascular ProsthesisA Case of Aortic Graft Infection Resulting From Disseminated Tuberculosis

Author Affiliations

From the Medical and Surgical Services, Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr Moore), and Department of Medicine (Drs Wright and Yang) and Surgery (Dr Moore), University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(1):79-81. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370010081016

• Insertion of an aortic prosthetic bypass graft in a patient with untreated disseminated tuberculosis resulted in graft infection with formation of a pseudoaneurysm. Microbiologic cultures implicated Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the causative agent, and a subsequent review of the literature indicated this report to be the first clinical demonstration of the susceptibility of vascular prosthesis to M tuberculosis infection to our knowledge.

(Arch Surg 112:79-81, 1977)