Peripheral Vascular Stent Infection: Case Report and Review of Literature

Greg H. Whitcher, Daniel J. Bertges, Mrinal Shukla

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We describe a case of an infected popliteal artery stent with septic emboli presenting 6 years after peripheral vascular intervention for intermittent claudication. Management included resection of the stent and popliteal artery and revascularization by femoral-popliteal bypass with autogenous vein. This case demonstrates that peripheral stent infections can develop years after intervention. We performed an English-language PubMed literature review of arterial peripheral vascular stent infections on using the search term, “Non-coronary stent or stent graft infection from 1966 to present.” Written informed consent was obtained for publication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326.e9-326.e15
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
StatePublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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