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Successful treatment of a tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis eroding the thoracoabdominal aorta: a case report.
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PMID:  16275463     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic aortic aneurysms are rare complications of systemic tuberculosis that affect very few patients. We report a case of a false aneurysm of the visceral segment of the aorta that was associated with tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis. Both conditions were successfully treated with antituberculous chemotherapy and a combined surgical procedure, ie, aneurysm resection and homograft implantation, followed by orthopedic stabilization of the spine.
Juergen Falkensammer; Hannes Behensky; Hannes Gruber; Wolfgang M Prodinger; Gustav Fraedrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-08     Completed Date:  2005-12-01     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1010-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Aneurysm, Infected / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Follow-Up Studies
Lumbar Vertebrae*
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / complications,  radiography,  therapy*
Spinal Fusion
Thoracic Vertebrae*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis, Spinal / complications,  radiography,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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