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Listeria monocytogenes as a rare cause of mycotic aortic aneurysm.
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PMID:  20670778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic aneurysms represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge still lacking general recommendations for optimal therapy. So far, Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is very rarely reported to be the causative organism of mycotic aortic aneurysms. We report 2 cases of mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms due to L. monocytogenes infection being treated by radical debridement, open in situ reconstruction with aorto-bi-iliac Dacron grafts, and long-term antibiotic therapy. Both patients recovered well from surgery. Interestingly, the long-time follow-up for the first patient 9 years after surgery was entirely uneventful. Open debridement in an in situ reconstruction with Dacron grafts followed by antibiotic therapy seems to be a suitable therapeutic regime for mycotic aneurysms due to L. monocytogenes.
Ahmet Bal; Frank Schönleben; Abbas Agaimy; André Gessner; Werner Lang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-30     Completed Date:  2010-08-31     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation
Combined Modality Therapy
Listeria monocytogenes / isolation & purification*
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Prosthesis Design
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Polyethylene Terephthalates

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