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Endovascular management of a ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the innominate artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12643421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic aneurysms of the innominate artery are infrequent lesions and, as such, represent challenging surgical problems. We describe herein a case of a ruptured mycotic innominate artery aneurysm, which developed after radical neck dissection and radiation therapy for tonsillar carcinoma. The aneurysm was successfully excluded from the systemic circulation with endoluminal placement of a covered stent, with efficacy confirmed by vascular imaging at 6 months follow-up. The patient suffered no permanent neurologic sequelae. Long-term follow-up and chronic antibiotic therapy will be necessary to avoid infection of the covered stent in this high-risk surgical patient.
Ruth L Bush; Julian E Hurt; Charles C Bianco
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-19     Completed Date:  2003-04-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2184-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Center, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / therapy*
Aneurysm, Ruptured / therapy*
Brachiocephalic Trunk*
Middle Aged
Tonsillar Neoplasms / therapy

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