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Mycotic aneurysm of the aorta as an unusual complication of coronary angiography.
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PMID:  18538594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Mycotic aneurysm of the aorta is a rare diagnosis with high mortality. REPORT: Percutaneous coronary intervention was complicated by bacteraemia with Staphylococcus aureus and a mycotic aortic aneurysm, an unusual complication of coronary angiography. Combining CT and PET scan showed a hotspot in the thoracic aorta. After six months of antibiotic treatment she fully recovered. Repeated CT/PET scanning revealed complete abolishment of the aortic abnormalities. DISCUSSION: This report suggests that diagnosing and follow-up of aortitis is feasible with combined CT/PET scan and may help in determining choice and duration of therapy.
H van der Wal; P P van Geel; R A de Boer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1532-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-14     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Thorax Centre, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / microbiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Aortitis / complications,  microbiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Coronary Angiography / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Positron-Emission Tomography
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*,  etiology,  pathology,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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