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Table 1 Patient profiles

From: Xenopericardial roll graft replacement for infectious pseudoaneurysms and graft infections of the aorta

Case No. Age (yr) Previous aortic operation Site and type of operation Aortic pathology Previous operation Source of infection Organism Pericardium used Omento-pexy
1 75 - Ascending Initial Pseudoaneurysm Subtotal gastrectomy + omentectomy Unclear MSSA Equine -
2 79 - Arch Initial Pseudoaneurysm Y-graft Unknown Negative Equine -
3 63 - Thoraco-abdominal Initial Dissection Arch DSWI MRSA Bovine -
4 72 Descending Descending (+esophagectomy + jejunostomy) Rescue True aneurysm - Esophageal perforation Candida albicans E. coli, Streptococcus anginosus Bovine -
5 55 Ascending Ascending Rescue Dissection - Unknown Negative Bovine -
6 80 - Descending Initial Pseudoaneurysm Liver abscess drainage Liver abscess E. coli Bovine -
7 59 Ascending Ascending Rescue Dissection - DSWI MRSA Bovine -
8 73 Descending + rescue TEVAR Descending (+esophagectomy) Rescue True aneurysm - Esophageal perforation Oral bacillus Bovine -
  1. TEVAR thoracic endovascular aortic repair, DSWI deep sternal wound infection, MSSA methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus