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Aortic pseudo-aneurysm with Aspergillus aortitis. An unusual complication of coronary bypass surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3484696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is the first report of fatal postoperative Aspergillus infection in an aortic pseudoaneurysm associated with a jet lesion produced by a deformed, but hemodynamically normal aortic valve. Widespread arterial embolization was the principal feature and resulted in death on the 12th hospital day due to massive thromboembolism to the brain three months after successful coronary bypass surgery. Possible sources of such infections and the potential effect of the jet lesion are discussed.
Authors:
R Gray; L Kaplan; J Matloff; S Uman; J Shachtman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-10     Completed Date:  1986-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*
Aortitis / etiology*
Aspergillosis / etiology*
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Humans
Male
Postoperative Complications*

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