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Septic endarteritis and fatal iliac wall rupture after endovascular stenting of the common iliac artery.
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PMID:  10353668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 52-year-old female with arterial occlusive disease underwent an uneventful percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and placement of a vascular metallic stent in the left common iliac artery. Ten days later she presented with clinical symptoms of septic endarteritis. Shortly after re-admittance, an emergency laparotomy had to be performed because of an acute retroperitoneal bleeding. Rupture of the common iliac artery directly overlaying the penetrating stent was found but control of haemorrhage was of no avail. In this report of a case, septic endarteritis following placement of a vascular metallic stent preceded fatal rupture of the common iliac artery. This up to now unknown constellation requires surgical intervention without undue delay.
A Schachtrupp; K Chalabi; U Fischer; B Herse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular surgery (London, England)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0967-2109     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-08     Completed Date:  1999-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308765     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / therapy*
Endarteritis / etiology*
Fatal Outcome
Iliac Artery*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis-Related Infections / etiology*
Rupture / etiology
Stents / adverse effects*

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