Dacron Graft Axillary Infection after Aortic Dissection Surgery

Guillermo Reyes

Peripheral cannulation is required to have an adequate perfusion in patients undergoing cardiac surgery due to an aortic dissection. Many surgeons use the axillary artery to perfuse the patient using a tube graft sutured to the axillary artery. The purpose of this technique is to have more control of the surgical field. We described the case of a patient who developed a decubitus of the axillary Dacron graft six month after surgery.