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Mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta after coronary revascularization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8037536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A mycotic aneurysm developed at the aortic cannulation site after coronary revascularization and subsequent mediastinitis. Treatment required hypothermic circulatory arrest and patch repair. Review of the literature revealed 40 cases, 11 after various open heart procedures and 10 after either heart or heart and lung transplantation. Postoperative mediastinitis was present in 12. Nine of 12 patients operated on electively survived, versus 4 of 10 who had rupture. Mycotic aneurysms of the ascending aorta are rare but do occur after heart operations, especially in transplant patients.
F M Follis; R F Paone; J A Wernly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-18     Completed Date:  1994-08-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / epidemiology,  etiology*,  therapy
Aortic Aneurysm / epidemiology,  etiology*,  therapy
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  microbiology*,  therapy
Staphylococcal Infections / etiology,  therapy

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