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Multiple mycotic aneurysms of the pulmonary arteries resolving with conservative management: multislice CT examination findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18728549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic pulmonary artery aneurysms are rare but potentially fatal complications of infective endocarditis. Three mycotic aneurysms developed in a 22-year-old female patient who had a history of intravenous drug use. She suffered from Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and infective endocarditis. The patient was managed conservatively with antibiotics. She did not have hemoptysis during a prolonged hospital stay. Several multislice computed tomography examinations were performed to follow these aneurysms over a period of 19 months. The 2 smaller aneurysms had resolved by 9 weeks postdevelopment. The largest aneurysm was stable at 9 weeks and was smaller at 19 months, but it had not yet completely resolved. The literature on this rare condition was reviewed and its prognosis and management were discussed.
Thuc-Nhi Wilson; Khimseng Tew; Ajay Taranath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-27     Completed Date:  2009-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications,  radiography*
Endocarditis / complications
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  pathology,  radiography*
Streptococcal Infections / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Young Adult

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