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Visualization by 256-slice computed tomography of mycotic aortic root aneurysms in infective endocarditis.
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PMID:  21053742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infective endocarditis (IE) may lead to mycotic aortic root aneurysm formation. Herein is described the preoperative use of ECG-gated contrast-enhanced 256-slice cardiac computed tomography (CT) to optimize surgical planning by visualizing the location and extent of the mycotic aneurysm in two patients with complicated IE. In both cases, CT revealed a large aortic root mycotic aneurysm, accurately determined its location and extent, and also depicted the close relationship of the aneurysm to the major blood vessels. Intraoperative surgical findings corresponded to preoperative CT findings in both cases. Multislice CT is a valuable technique in patients with complicated IE that helps to optimize preoperative surgical planning.
Ricardo P J Budde; Jolanda Kluin; Petr Symersky; Steven A J Chamuleau; Lex A van Herwerden; Mathias Prokop
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology*,  radiography*,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / microbiology*,  radiography*,  surgery
Coxiella burnetii
Endocarditis / complications*
Middle Aged
Streptococcus oralis
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Treatment Outcome

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