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Diagnostic imaging of Salmonella-related mycotic aneurysm of aorta by CT.
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PMID:  8846305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to review the computed tomography (CT) appearance of mycotic aneurysm of the aorta caused by Salmonella infection. Eight patients were suggested to have mycotic aneurysm of the aorta by clinical presentation of fever, abdominal or back pain, leukocytosis, and pulsatile abdominal mass in addition to positive blood or tissue culture of salmonella. All underwent plain radiography, abdominal sonography, and CT for confirmation. Five patients died during hospitalization despite medical or surgical treatment. CT features of mycotic aneurysm of aorta included (a) hazy aortic wall with rupture; (b) gas-forming inflammation around the aneurysm; (c) retroperitoneal paraaortic fluid collection and vertebral erosion; and (d) thrombus formation within a false lumen after aneurysmal rupture. Because of its availability and noninvasiveness, CT is the major diagnostic modality to use for Salmonella-related mycotic aneurysm.
M H Lee; P Chan; H J Chiou; W K Cheung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0899-7071     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:    1996 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-24     Completed Date:  1996-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Radiology, Taipei Municipal Chung Hsiao Hospital, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology,  radiography*
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / microbiology,  radiography*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / microbiology,  radiography*
Salmonella / isolation & purification
Salmonella Infections / complications,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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