Ross Operation for Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Paravalvular Abscess

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Hospital, Okayama, Japan and First Department of Surgery, Showa University*, Tokyo, Japan)

Makoto Mohri* Takato Hata Yoshimasa Tsushima
Mitsuaki Matsumoto Hidenori Yoshitaka Souhei Hamanaka
Satoru Ohtani
An 18-year-old man underwent a Ross operation for the treatment of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis with extensive perivalvular tissue destruction. Postoperatively, he developed poststernotomy methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mediastinitis, which was treated with one-staged irrigation, debridement and omental transfer. After 3 years of follow-up, he is doing well without any sign of infection or a graft failure.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 33: 363-365 (2004)