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Mycotic aneurysm of the left subclavian artery presented with hemoptysis in an immunosuppressed man: case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  7707574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 32-year-old man with a mycotic aneurysm of the left subclavian artery. This patient had immunosuppression caused by chemotherapy administered for treatment of leukemia. This aneurysm was revealed by two episodes of hemoptysis caused by a lung parenchyma fistulization. The patient was treated successfully by simple ligation and exclusion via a thoracotomy with partial lung resection. Histologic examination confirmed the presence of aspergilloma filaments in the false aneurysm. We suspect that aspergilloma could have been the cause of the mycotic aneurysm in this particular case. The literature on subclavian artery mycotic aneurysms is reviewed.
C Saliou; P Badia; F Duteille; N D'Attellis; J B Ricco; J Barbier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-11     Completed Date:  1995-05-11     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-702     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hopital Broussais, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  microbiology
Aneurysm, Infected / complications*
Aspergillosis / complications*
Fistula / etiology
Hemoptysis / etiology*
Immunocompromised Host*
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy
Lung Diseases / etiology
Subclavian Artery / microbiology*,  pathology

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