Concomitant paravisceral and thoracic mycotic aortic aneurysms in a cirrhotic patient

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  • In the present case report, we have described concomitant, rapidly expanding, abdominal and thoracic mycotic aortic pseudoaneurysms in a patient who had originally presented for right arm superficial thrombophlebitis and a right-hand abscess in the presence of methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Within 12 days, the patient had developed a rapidly expanding paravisceral mycotic abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm that required open surgical repair. After the initial operation, she developed a thoracic mycotic aortic aneurysm that ultimately required open surgical repair. Her postoperative course after the initial operation was complicated by decompensated hepatitis C cirrhosis that required convalescence before repair of the thoracic aneurysm. Follow-up data were available for ≤10 months after the initial operation.
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  • Banks CA; Beck AW; McFarland GE; Eudailey K
  • Start Page

  • 496
  • End Page

  • 501
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 3