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Mycotic aneurysm of the external carotid artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7929547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic aneurysms of the extracranial carotid arteries are extremely rare. A case is reported of an external carotid artery aneurysm that developed in a patient with infective endocarditis. We review 15 previously reported cases of mycotic aneurysms of the cervical carotid arteries, one of which occurred in a patient with infective endocarditis. None of them occurred in the external carotid artery. Most cases were due to local trauma, a contiguous focus of infection or bacteremia. Surgical resection and appropriate antibiotic treatment lead to cure in most cases.
J Heyd; A M Yinnon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-27     Completed Date:  1994-10-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine A, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology*,  surgery
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology*,  surgery
Carotid Artery, External
Combined Modality Therapy
Endocarditis, Subacute Bacterial / complications*
Streptococcal Infections / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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