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Mycotic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery: a delayed complication from a neglected septic embolus-a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15696255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic aneurysm formation in a visceral artery carries a significant risk of mortality and morbidity. The authors present a case of a symptomatic superior mesenteric artery aneurysm secondary to a septic embolus in a patient who had undergone aortic valve replacement. The patient initially presented with evidence of acute intestinal ischemia from a presumed embolic source. Although an extensive bowel resection was performed, an adequate search for the embolus was not carried out. Prompt diagnosis and removal of suspected septic emboli must be performed to avoid the formation of delayed mycotic aneurysms.
Patrick J Javid; Michael Belkin; David K W Chew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1538-5744     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:    2005 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-07     Completed Date:  2005-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / etiology*
Embolism / etiology*
Endocarditis / etiology
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects
Intestines / blood supply
Ischemia / etiology*
Medical Errors*
Mesenteric Artery, Superior
Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion / etiology*
Middle Aged
Vascular Surgical Procedures

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