Document Detail


Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm complicated with severe vertebral erosion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17324576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Yosuke Takahashi; Yasuyuki Sasaki; Toshihiko Shibata; Shigefumi Suehiro
Related Documents :
19399406 - Surgical treatment of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection: a retrospective analysis o...
8975836 - Intraoperative identification of spinal cord blood supply during repairs of descending ...
10552346 - Surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms located close to the visceral arteries...
9357476 - Mucopolysaccharidosis presenting as pediatric multiple aortic aneurysm: first reported ...
22684396 - Intravascular ultrasound and pharmacological stress test to evaluate the anomalous orig...
9445266 - Absence of age-related increase in central arterial stiffness in physically active women.
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    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan. ysk@msic.med.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Humans
Male
Osteomyelitis / complications*,  radiography
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries,  radiography*
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Novel selective human mitochondrial kinase inhibitors: design, synthesis and enzymatic activity.
Next Document:  CO(2) embolism during minimally invasive vein harvesting.