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Endoprosthetic treatment of a mycotic superficial femoral artery aneurysm.
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PMID:  14533954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe the successful stent-graft exclusion of a mycotic aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old man presented with Salmonella arteritis and the formation of a mycotic false aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery. Antibiotics were administered; the aneurysm was excluded using 2 Hemobahn stent-grafts, and the surrounding hematoma was drained. One year postoperatively, there are no clinical or biochemical signs of infection. Ultrasound examination does not show any fluid around the patent stent-graft. CONCLUSIONS: Stent-graft placement might be an alternative to traditional surgery in selected cases of mycotic aneurysm.
Joren R G Callaert; Inge Fourneau; Kim Daenens; Geert Maleux; André Nevelsteen
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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 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-09     Completed Date:  2004-03-11     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:  843-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Vascular Diseases, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Femoral Artery / radiography,  surgery*
Salmonella Infections / surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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