J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 1, January 2018
|Page(s)||33 - 35|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Short Case Report
An unpublished case of focal infection on a vascular endoprosthesis graft
Intern at DESCO, CHRU Brest,
2 MCU-PH Oral Surgery, CHRU Brest/INSERM unit 1078, UBO, Brest, France
3 Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, CHRU Brest, Brest, France
4 PH radiology, CHRU Brest, Brest, France
5 MCU-PH Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, CHRU Brest/unit, INSERM 1078, UBO, Brest, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 November 2017
Observation: A patient with a prosthetic superior vena cava graft had complications of thrombosis and infection. The blood cultures were positive for Peptostreptococcus micros and Prevotella denticola. The latter are known to exist in oral cavities. Clinical and radiological examinations of the oral cavity revealed the presence of oral infectious foci. Commentary: Superior vena cava prosthetic graft infections of oral origin have not previously been described in the literature. The highlighting of oral infectious foci, their eradication, and the follow-up of patients who had been subject to a vascular graft procedures are essential elements in preventing any associated lesions.
Key words: focal infection / vascular graft / Peptostreptococcus micros / Prevotella denticola
© The authors, 2018
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