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Mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli.
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PMID:  21098420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report a case of successful treatment of a mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta. A 65-year-old man with a dissecting aneurysm presented with urinary tract infection. He had a history of severe liver cirrhosis. Two weeks after admission, he had a high-grade fever and enhanced computed tomography (CT) demonstrated acute expansion of the distal aortic arch aneurysm. Because of the acute aneurysm expansion and elevated inflammatory response, we suspected a mycotic aortic aneurysm with possible impending rupture. Since conventional open chest surgery was considered to carry a high operative risk, the patient was managed with a combination of emergency endovascular treatment and antibiotic chemotherapy. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli were identified from blood culture before treatment. After strict antibiotic therapy, the postoperative course was uneventful and the patient remained well 12 months later.
Yosuke Takahashi; Yasushi Tsutsumi; Osamu Monta; Hirokazu Ohashi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukui Cardiovascular Center, 2-228 Shinbo, Fukui 910-0833, Japan.
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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan;12(1):63   [PMID:  21177304 ]

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