Title

Myocardial abscess 14 years after coronary bypass grafting

Author Department

Radiology; Surgery

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

7-1-2012

Abstract

We report the case management of a patient with a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus intramyocardial abscess adjacent to a previously grafted native right coronary artery. The diagnosis was eventually established by obtaining a gallium scan. This case illustrates the need for maintaining a wide-ranging view of potential causes of bacteremia after cardiac surgery, especially in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication ISSN

0884-8734

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