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Mycotic aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14694772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mycotic aneurysms of the infrarenal aorta (MAIA) are extremely rare and the associated morbidity and mortality is very high. The classification of infected aneurysms considers four types: a) true mycotic aneurysms, b) secondary mycotic aneurysms due to bacterial arteritis, c) infected preexisting abdominal aortic aneurysms and d) post-traumatic infected false aneurysms. The prognosis of true MAIA's is better than the other forms of infected aneurysms. The standard treatment includes the resection of the aneurysm and infectious surrounding tissues and the restoration of the flow using ex situ (axillobifemoral) bypass or in situ replacement with autologous vein or a rifampicinebonded graft. We present a case of mycotic aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta and a brief discussion of the alternative treatments from the relevant literature.
D Papadimitriou; M Tachtsi; S Koutsias; G Pitoulias; T Mpompoti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0301-1526     ISO Abbreviation:  VASA     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-25     Completed Date:  2004-07-01     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317051     Medline TA:  Vasa     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Unit of the 2, Surgical Clinic, Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, G. Gennimatas Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / radiography,  surgery*
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Constriction, Pathologic / radiography,  surgery
Iliac Artery / radiography,  surgery
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Spondylitis / radiography
Staphylococcal Infections / radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates

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