Aortic root abscess in a patient with Marfan’s syndrome

Aortic root abscess is a recognized complication of both native and prosthetic valve endocarditis. It is uncommon to develop an aortic root abscess secondary to aortic root graft infection (in the absence of prosthetic valve endocarditis), and there is sparse literature on the management of these patients. We present a case of aortic root abscess where infection had arisen from an infected aortic valve graft replacement in a patient with Marfan’s syndrome.

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