Successful surgical treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis on the ventricular rerouting patch after a Rastelli operation

Yuichi Shiokawa, Atsuhiro Nakashima, Yoshihisa Tanoue, Ryuji Tominaga

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Abstract

We report a very rare case of successful surgical treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis on the Dacron patch utilized for ventricular rerouting in a Rastelli operation. Vegetations were found on the right side of the patch associated with a large laceration. The patient underwent removal of the patch followed by reventricular rerouting and replacement of the right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. The postoperative course was uneventful. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of postoperative infective endocarditis on this location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-484
Number of pages2
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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