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Mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta: the role of transesophageal echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8887869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mycotic aneurysms of the aorta are prone to rupture. Thus rapid and accurate diagnosis is essential so that surgical repair can be undertaken. We report a case of mycotic aortic aneurysm caused by mitral valve endocarditis. The aneurysm situated at the junction of the thoracoabdominal aorta was readily detected by transesophageal echocardiography. Computed tomography and aortography were complementary to transesophageal echocardiography in establishing the diagnosis. The patient underwent successful repair and acute inflammation of the aneurysm was present at histologic examination.
Authors:
I I Joffe; R P Emmi; J Oline; L E Jacobs; A N Owen; A Ioli; D Najjar; M N Kotler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1996 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-12     Completed Date:  1997-02-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aneurysm, Infected / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Aortography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Streptococcal Infections / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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