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Endovascular repair of aortic rupture due to Brucella aortitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21500181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brucellosis is a zoonosis, caused by bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella. Aortic involvement is a rare complication, often following embolization from infective endocarditis. However, contiguous propagation from vertebral involvement may occur. We report the case of an 81 year old patient abruptly presenting with aortic rupture due to Brucella melitensis infection. The diagnosis of aortic rupture was made by CT. The patient underwent urgent endovascular treatment using endoprosthesis deployment in the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries. Long term antibiotic treatment was given. Resolution of the acute event was obtained without further surgical treatment. 18 months after endovascular treatment, the patient remains in good health.
F Benedetto; S Lentini; G Passari; F Stilo; G De Caridi; A Cascio; F Spinelli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0301-1526     ISO Abbreviation:  VASA     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  2011-06-07     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317051     Medline TA:  Vasa     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Surgery Unit, Policlinico G. Martino University Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Rupture / microbiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Aortitis / microbiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Brucella melitensis / isolation & purification*
Brucellosis / complications,  diagnosis,  microbiology*
Endovascular Procedures*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spondylitis / complications,  diagnosis,  microbiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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