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Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm complicated with severe vertebral erosion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17324576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of successful surgical treatment for mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm with vertebral erosion. A 70-year-old man presented with a 2 month history of back pain. Chest roentgenography and enhanced computed tomography showed a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm with destruction of T8-T10 vertebrae. We suspected that the formation of pseudoaneurysms was due to direct extension of tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis. He was managed with a combination of surgery and antituberculous chemotherapy. No causative pathogen was identified from specimens obtained perioperatively. The postoperative course was uneventful and he remained well 2 years later.
Yosuke Takahashi; Yasuyuki Sasaki; Toshihiko Shibata; Shigefumi Suehiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-02-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-09     Completed Date:  2007-07-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  941-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Osteomyelitis / complications*,  radiography
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries,  radiography*
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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