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Successful treatment of a ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the ileocolic artery with transcatheter embolization and antibiotic therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11907733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of mycotic aneurysm of the ileocolic artery due to Streptococcus bovis endocarditis and acute septicemia complicated by active hemorrhage, that was treated successfully with transcatheter embolization and subsequent intravenous antibiotic treatment. This case suggests that a mycotic aneurysm can be treated successfully by percutaneous embolization in an emergent situation (active bleeding, septicemia) even without previous antibiotic therapy.
P A Poletti; M I Vargas; C D Becker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0942-8925     ISO Abbreviation:  Abdom Imaging     Publication Date:    2001 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-25     Completed Date:  2002-04-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  651-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division de Radiodiagnostic et Radiologie Interventionnelle, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / therapy*
Aneurysm, Ruptured / therapy*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use*
Embolization, Therapeutic*
Gentamicins / therapeutic use
Iliac Aneurysm / therapy*
Middle Aged
Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy
Streptococcus bovis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Cephalosporins; 0/Gentamicins; 73384-59-5/Ceftriaxone

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