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Mycotic aortic aneurysm: A case of an unlikely location and an unlikely pathogen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20851680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is an unusual case of a mycotic aortic aneurysm located in the ascending aorta caused by Neisseria meningitidis. The diagnosis was made using two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Management was with prolonged antibiotics followed by surgical resection. The ascending aorta was replaced with Dacron tube graft. The contribution of multimodality imaging in clearly defining the pathology, its location and directing the timing of surgery, was a striking aspect of this case.
Authors:
Matthew Winter; Mikhail Altman; Joseph Selvanayagam; Jayme Bennetts; Majo Joseph
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Crown Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park 5042, South Australia, Australia.
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