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Combined endovascular and open treatment for infected pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aortic arch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17942863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infected pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch is a rare but life-threatening condition. The conventional treatment involves cardiopulmonary bypass, prolonged vascular clamping, and an extensive bypass procedure. We report a case of infected pseudoaneurysm involving the aortic arch. The patient underwent debranching of the supra-aortic arteries and bypass surgery, followed by stent grafting the next day. The patient had good recovery, and the 1-year follow-up computed tomography scan showed resolution of the infected pseudoaneurysm.
Kwok Keung Ho; Philip Chong-hei Kwok; Shiu Shek Chung; Wong Kan Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1538-5744     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:    2007 Oct-Nov
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-18     Completed Date:  2008-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / drug therapy,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Aneurysm, Infected / drug therapy,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / drug therapy,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / instrumentation
Catheterization, Peripheral* / instrumentation
Combined Modality Therapy
Middle Aged
Ofloxacin / therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 82419-36-1/Ofloxacin

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