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Mycotic aneurysm rupture of the descending aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9477286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 69-year-old diabetic male with salmonella bacteremia developed hypovolemic shock and swelling of the neck. A CT examination revealed massive mediastinal hemorrhage extending into the neck soft tissues caused by false aneurysm rupture of the descending thoracic aorta. Aortography showed continuous extravasation from a large leak at the medial side of the descending thoracic aorta. Although surgical intervention was immediately performed, the patient died 3 weeks later from multiple-organ failure. In this report, CT and angiographic findings of mycotic aneurysm rupture are presented and a review is given.
H Gufler; C H Buitrago-Tellez; E Nesbitt; K H Hauenstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-09     Completed Date:  1998-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Hugstetterstrasse 55, D-79 106 Freiburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / microbiology,  radiography
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology,  radiography*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / microbiology,  radiography*
Aortic Rupture / microbiology,  radiography*
Bacteremia / complications
Middle Aged
Salmonella Infections / complications
Salmonella typhimurium
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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