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Transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of a mycotic ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm as a source of embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9923996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta may develop after aortic injury from trauma or surgery. We report a case of dehiscence of an aortic graft leading to ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm that was diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography. In addition, the transesophageal echocardiogram identified the pseudoaneurysm as the likely cause of a saddle embolus to the iliac bifurcation of the aorta. This case is also unique in that the patient's pseudoaneurysm was infected with fungus.
Authors:
K T Spencer; E Kaji; D Drucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-11     Completed Date:  1999-02-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1155-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratory, University of Chicago Hospitals, IL 60637, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aneurysm, False / microbiology,  ultrasonography*
Aneurysm, Infected / ultrasonography*
Aortic Aneurysm / ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Candidiasis / ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Female
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Humans
Prosthesis-Related Infections / surgery

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