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Air within the aneurysm sac following endovascular management of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a patient with acute pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19517388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 44-year-old man with an abdominal aortic aneurysm presented with acute pancreatitis with abundant peripancreatic fluid and was successfully treated with endovascular stent graft. Early post-procedural radiological examinations showed air inside the aneurysm sac. Due to the possible infection from pancreatitis, antibiotic treatment was initiated, and he was closely monitored. Serial radiological examinations showed gradual decrease and eventual resolution of air at the end of one month. Follow-up computed tomography 10 months post-implantation revealed no problems. The presence of air inside the aneurysm sac could be a sign of graft infection. Although the air usually resolves spontaneously, close surveillance is necessary for cases with higher risk of infection.
Ramazan Kutlu; Vedat Nisanoğlu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1305-3612     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-11     Completed Date:  2009-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241152     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Inönü University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*,  radiography,  therapy*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
Embolism, Air / etiology*,  radiography*
Pancreatitis / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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