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Percutaneous coil embolisation of a false aortic aneurysm following coronary surgery and mediastinitis.
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PMID:  17715618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 71-year-old male patient was admitted with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus mediastinitis two months after coronary artery bypass grafting. Treatment with immediate surgical debridement, removal of sternal wires and use of vacuum-assisted closure device was started. Spiral computerised tomography and aortography revealed a false aortic aneurysm at the cannulation site. Active mediastinitis and the patient's objection to further surgery led us to perform percutaneous coil embolisation. No postoperative complication was observed and one year later the patient is in excellent condition.
Nikolaos Barbetakis; Theocharis Xenikakis; Andreas Efstathiou; Ioannis Fessatidis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1109-9666     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-24     Completed Date:  2007-10-02     Revised Date:  2009-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Theagenio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology,  therapy*
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation,  methods*
Mediastinitis / complications,  microbiology
Surgical Wound Infection / complications,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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