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Infected aortic aneurysms: CT appearance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3335648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients with infected (mycotic) aortic aneurysms were diagnosed primarily by CT. In two patients findings included the presence of a saccular aneurysm with an irregular lumen, perianeurysmal fluid, gas and/or hematoma, osteomyelitis in adjacent vertebral bodies, and disruption of intimal calcification. In one patient with sepsis there was rapid development of an aortic aneurysm. Computed tomography is of substantial benefit in the identification and characterization of infected aortic aneurysms. Certain features may strongly suggest the diagnosis without use of aortography.
R L Vogelzang; R Sohaey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0363-8715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    1988 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-12     Completed Date:  1988-02-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / radiography*
Aorta, Abdominal
Aorta, Thoracic
Aortic Aneurysm / radiography*
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections / radiography
Salmonella Infections / radiography
Staphylococcal Infections / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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