• 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)
Wright RA, Yang F, Moore WS. Tuberculous Infection in a Vascular ProsthesisA Case of Aortic Graft Infection Resulting From Disseminated Tuberculosis. Arch Surg. 1977;112(1):79-81. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370010081016