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Endoluminal repair of mycotic thoracic aneurysms.
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PMID:  12932162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a series of endoluminally repaired mycotic thoracic aneurysms. CASE REPORTS: Four patients with presumed mycotic aneurysms of the thoracic aorta were treated with endovascular grafts owing to overly high risk for open repair. All aneurysms were successfully excluded at the initial intervention. In one case, which required endograft fenestrations for the superior mesenteric and renal arteries, the patient died 53 days after the procedure, following graft migration and occlusion of major branch vessels. The other 3 patients remain alive and well at a mean follow-up of 16 months with no signs of ongoing sepsis. CONCLUSIONS: Endoluminal repair of thoracic mycotic aneurysms is technically feasible and, in association with long-term antibiotics, offers at least temporary protection against imminent rupture.
Brendan M Stanley; James B Semmens; Michael M D Lawrence-Brown; Michael Denton; David Grosser
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1526-6028     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-22     Completed Date:  2004-02-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / microbiology,  surgery*
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / surgery*
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections / surgery*
Staphylococcal Infections / surgery*

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