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Mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery secondary to tuberculosis. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9654659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic aneurysms of the popliteal artery are rare; 33 cases have been reported in the literature. The treatment of choice is a large excision with extra-anatomic revascularization. In situ revascularization is sometimes possible. To the best of our knowledge, tuberculosis has never been reported as a causal factor of mycotic aneurysms of the popliteal artery. We report a case of a recurrent tuberculous false aneurysm of the popliteal artery. After 2 attempts at in situ revascularization, the femoral artery was ligated with no distal ischemia.
V A Jebara; R Nasnas; P E Achouh; G Tabet; R Kassab; B Karam; I Rassi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-08     Completed Date:  1998-09-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hôtel-Dieu de France, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Popliteal Artery*
Tuberculosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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