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Evolution of mycotic aortic aneurysm treatment by endovascular repair.
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PMID:  20694837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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INTRODUCTION: Endovascular intervention for mycotic aortic aneurysms is now an alternative treatment option.
CASE REPORT: An 83-year-old male presented with confusion and pyrexia of unknown origin. Acute deterioration and subsequent computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a contained rupture of a mycotic aortic aneurysm for which the patient had a successful endovascular repair.
CONCLUSION: Endovascular management of aortic mycotic aneurysms provides an alternate and potentially safer method of intervention, particularly in patients deemed unsuitable for open repair.
Authors:
L Nqwena; M A Moloney; D H O'Donnell; S Sheehan; D P Brophy; H Prins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  181     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departments of Interventional Radiology and Vascular Surgery, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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