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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627863/endovascular-treatment-of-mycotic-aortic-aneurysms-a-paradigm-shift
#1
Karl Sörelius, Kevin Mani, Martin Björck, Anders Wanhainen
Treatment of mycotic aortic aneurysms (MAA) composes a particularly difficult challenge. Open repair (OR) has been considered the gold standard, despite lack of evidence supporting its superiority compared with the emerging alternative endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). This review discusses the pros and cons of EVAR for MAAs by dissecting the three largest publications on MAAs, and concludes that there has been a paradigm shift in treatment of MAAs for the benefit of EVAR.
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611838/endovascular-embolization-of-intracranial-infectious-aneurysms-in-patients-undergoing-open-heart-surgery-using-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate
#2
Esteban Cheng-Ching, Seby John, Mark Bain, Gabor Toth, Thomas Masaryk, Ferdinand Hui, Muhammad Shazam Hussain
INTRODUCTION: Mycotic aneurysms are a serious complication of infective endocarditis with increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage. Patients undergoing open heart surgery for valve repair or replacement are exposed to anticoagulants, increasing the risk of aneurysm bleeding. These patients may require endovascular or surgical aneurysm treatment prior to heart surgery, but data on this approach are scarce. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients with infectious endocarditis and mycotic aneurysms treated endovascularly with Trufill n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) at the Cleveland Clinic between January 2013 and December 2015...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602900/multi-level-mycotic-aneurysms-due-to-salmonella-infection-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
E H Pasveer, R G Statius van Eps, J J Wever, H T C Veger
Infected or mycotic aneurysms (MA) of the aorta and adjacent arteries are rare and difficult to treat. We report a unique case of a Salmonella serotype enteritidis-induced rapidly expanding aortic and iliac pseudoaneurysm during pre-operative work-up. Based on the presented case, we postulate that the agressive nature of Salmonella Enteritidis MA should not be underestimated. If postponed intervention is chosen and the patient is managed conservatively with antibiotic therapy to create a window of definitive diagnosis one should consider close follow-up imaging to observe progression of the pseudo aneurysm...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560025/an-unusual-case-of-massive-hematemesis-caused-by-aorto-esophageal-fistula-due-to-mycotic-aneurysm-of-mid-thoracic-aorta-in-a-patient-without-prior-aortic-instrumentation
#4
Erion Qaja, Mahalingam Sivakumar, Maryam Saleemi
In the words of Sir William Osler: "There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysms of the aorta". Here, we describe a case of a primary fistulous tract between a pseudoaneurysm sac and a portion of the mid thoracic esophagus leading to massive extravasation of blood causing hemorrhagic shock in a 71-year-old female.
May 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549960/mycotic-pseudoaneurysm-of-internal-carotid-artery-secondary-to-lemierre-s-syndrome-how-to-do-it
#5
Filippo Benedetto, David Barillà, Narayana Pipitò, Graziana Derone, Andrea Cutrupi, Chiara Barillà
We report the case of a patient with ICA mycotic pseudo-aneurysm secondary to Lemierre's syndrome, urgently treated. A 75 years old man presented to E.R. with a left swelling lesion of the neck and complaining left visions lost since that morning, fever, hypotension and dyspnoea. Since fifteen days before developing symptoms, he had sore throat and odynophagia treated with a broad coverage of antibiotic therapy for presumed streptococcal pharyngitis. Preoperative CTA images revealed a circular lesion, involving the common carotid artery, carotid bulb, and the proximal part of the internal and external carotid arteries...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549959/pet-scan-and-duplex-ultrasound-for-the-detection-of-arterial-complications-of-bacterial-endocarditis
#6
Carine Boulon, Noëlle Bernard, Fabrice Bonnet, Joël Constans
18F-FDG-PET may be useful to diagnose complications of endocarditis in difficult cases. We report the case of a young patient who had endocarditis and a painful leg. FDG PET/CT showed hypermetabolism in the leg and duplex ultrasound suggested an inflammatory aneurysm at the site of the hypermetabolism. The combination of FDG-PET/CT and duplex ultrasound is useful to diagnose mycotic aneurysm in the setting of bacterial endocarditis.
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533994/infective-endocarditis-presenting-as-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-an-appeal-for-caution
#7
Talal Asif, Amena Mohiuddin, Badar Hasan, Amgad Masoud
Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) as the presenting feature of infective endocarditis (IE) is rare. It has classically been described in association with the rupture of intracranial mycotic aneurysms (ICMA). Here we describe a very rare case of non-aneurysmal spontaneous SAH in a patient with IE. The patient originally presented with a headache and low-grade fever. Neuroimaging including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head revealed SAH. She was eventually diagnosed with streptococcus gallolyticus (formerly streptococcus bovis) IE...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526898/erratum-to-non-surgical-management-of-a-mycotic-internal-iliac-artery-aneurysm-in-a-neonate-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Philippa Jackson, Helen Bryant, Jeanette Kraft, Sean O'Riordan, Jai Patel, Grainne Bourke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524741/a-surgical-case-of-mycotic-aneurysm-with-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis
#9
Kosuke Mukaihara, Kazuhisa Matsumoto, Jun Kadono, Yutaka Imoto
A 74-year-old man with a history of mitral valve repair was referred to our hospital with fever and diagnosed with mitral valve endocarditis involving occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery. Bacterial cultures showed Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Despite antibiotic therapy, orthopnea ensued due to valve destruction. Emergency mitral valve replacement was performed. Computed tomography on postoperative day 10 revealed a rapidly expanding mycotic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery. Aneurysmectomy was undertaken...
May 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495504/renal-arterial-mycotic-aneurysm-after-kidney-transplantation
#10
Hélène Lazareth, Maren Burbach, Clément Gosset, Carmen Lefaucheur, Pourya Pashootan, Anne-Marie Zagdanski, Blandine Denis
Mycotic aneurysm is a rare condition mostly attributable to Candida or Aspergillus species. About 20 cases of Candida-related arteritis have been reported in kidney transplant patients. Herein, we report the case of a 40-year-old man who received a kidney from a deceased donor in whom an accidental digestive wound was made during organ retrieval. He presented with sudden anuria 47 days after renal transplantation revealing a large mycotic aneurysm of the kidney graft renal artery. Organs derived from donors in whom a digestive breach is noticed should be used with caution...
May 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484536/association-of-brain-abscess-with-a-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-contralateral-internal-carotid-artery-in-a-patient-of-cyanotic-heart-disease
#11
Sumit Bansal, Sachin A Borkar, Ashok K Mahapatra
Congenital cyanotic heart disease can lead to intra-cranial involvement. Authors report a very rare case of right intra-cerebral abscess diagnosed on computerized tomography (CT) scan and simultaneous presence of an aneurysm of the left internal carotid artery diagnosed on CT angiogram in a 15-year-old child with congenital cyanotic heart disease with recent onset left hemiparesis. Right cerebral abscess was tapped and left internal carotid aneurysm was planned to be followed up by giving antibiotics and serial angiograms, but he could not survive and died due to non-cranial cause...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482860/complicated-infective-endocarditis-a-case-series
#12
Joo Seop Kim, Min-Kyung Kang, A Jin Cho, Yu Bin Seo, Kun Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is associated with not only cardiac complications but also neurologic, renal, musculoskeletal, and systemic complications related to the infection, such as embolization, metastatic infection, and mycotic aneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: We report three cases (the first patient is Chinese and the other two are Koreans) of complicated infective endocarditis; two of the cases were associated with a mycotic aneurysm, and one case was associated with a splenic abscess...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482352/disseminated-echinococcosis-follow-your-heart
#13
Giulio Prati, Giuseppe Gatti, Manuel Belgrano, Bruno Pinamonti, Elisabetta Rauber, Florida Gripshi, Aniello Pappalardo, Gianfranco Sinagra
: In this report, we present a rare case of cardiac echinococcosis presenting with cerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of a mycotic aneurysm in a peripheral branch of the media cerebral artery. Further investigations lead to discovery of multiple cysts in the heart and liver. The complementary use of transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, MRI and computed tomography lead to the final diagnosis of disseminated echinococcosis and allowed precise evaluation of the anatomical and structural characteristics of the cardiac mass, its boundaries and its relationship with the surrounding anatomic structures...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479472/implications-of-clostridium-septicum-in-vascular-surgery-a-case-report-and-outcomes-literature-review
#14
Yewande Alimi, Michael Sosin, Tracy M Borsinger, John R Garrett, J R Salameh, C Francisco Espinel
Clostridium septicum is a rare organism, accounting for approximately 1.3% of clostridial infections and is associated with synchronous colonic malignancy. This case report describes a patient successfully treated for a mycotic aortic aneurysm secondary to C. septicum bacteremia. Subsequent evaluation confirmed a colonic malignancy, prompting early intervention. A systematic literature review revealing a rate of gastrointestinal malignancy in this patient population is 71%, hematologic malignancy is 3.9%, with the remaining cohort of patients having an unknown source...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476908/emphysematous-salmonella-aortitis-with-mycotic-aneurysm
#15
Sakolwat Montrivade, Chanapong Kittayarak, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Pairoj Chattranukulchai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397739/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-kocuria-rosea-complicated-by-peripheral-mycotic-aneurysm-in-an-elderly-host
#16
P Gunaseelan, G Suresh, V Raghavan, S Varadarajan
Infective endocarditis still remains a dreaded illness among treating physicians because of the disease course, its need for meticulous antibiotic management, complications, and overall morbidity. Peripheral mycotic aneurysms are a rarely reported complication of infective endocarditis. Mycotic aneurysms occur in about 5%-10% of cases of infective endocarditis, and most of them involve the intracranial vessels. Here, we report a case of native valve endocarditis in a 74-year-old man caused by Kocuria rosea...
April 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377878/miliary-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-tuberculous-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-abdominal-aorta-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Katerina Manika, Christoforos Efthymiou, Georgios Damianidis, Elisavet Zioga, Eleni Papadaki, Kalliopi Lagoudi, Ioannis Kioumis
The combination of miliary tuberculosis and tuberculous mycotic aneurysm has been described in the literature. We present the case of an 84-year-old man who was diagnosed with a mycotic aneurysm of the abdominal aorta and an adjacent soft tissue mass, after a 3- month history of fever. The patient underwent endovascular restoration of the aneurysm and was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. One and a half months later the fever relapsed and the chest CT scan revealed findings consistent with miliary tuberculosis and opacities of both upper lobes not present before, while the abdominal CT scan revealed an increase in the size of the para-aortic mass...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367383/multiple-calcifying-pseudoneoplasms-of-the-neuraxis
#18
Leonardo B Brasiliense, Dennis W Dickson, Raouf E Nakhleh, Rabih G Tawk, Robert Wharen
Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis (CAPNONs) are extremely rare tumors that are frequently misdiagnosed and overlooked by clinicians. To date, only 40 intracranial lesions have been reported, and in all instances, they were found as a solitary calcified mass. To our knowledge, the current case report is the first to illustrate the development of multiple intraaxial CAPNONs and shed more light on the origin of these lesions. We discuss the case of a 67-year-old woman who presented with a six-year history of recurrent seizures...
February 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359717/-in-situ-endografting-in-the-treatment-of-arterial-and-graft-infections
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Georges M Haidar, Taylor D Hicks, David S Strosberg, Hosam F El-Sayed, Mark G Davies
OBJECTIVE: Endografts (eg, aortic aneurysm device or covered stent) are increasingly being used to temporize or treat arterial and graft infections in inaccessible areas, in patients with compromised anatomy, or in the presence of active bleeding or rupture. This summary examines the evidence for "in situ" endografting in the treatment these conditions. METHODS: A two-level search strategy of the literature (MEDLINE, PubMed, Google Scholar, and The Cochrane Library) was performed for relevant articles listed between January 2000 and December 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348903/successful-treatment-of-clostridium-difficile-bacteremia-with-aortic-mycotic-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-prior-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#20
Kairav Shah, Rebecca Brauch, Kartikeya Cherabuddi
The clinical spectrum of Clostridium difficile infection can range from benign gastrointestinal colonization to mild diarrhea and life threatening conditions such as pseudomembranous colitis and toxic megacolon. Extraintestinal manifestations of C. difficile are rare. Here, we report a patient with a history of an endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) presenting with an endovascular leak complicated by C. difficile bacteremia and a mycotic aneurysm. He was successfully treated with an explant of the EVAR, an aorto-left renal bypass, and aorto-bi-iliac bypass graft placement along with a six-week duration of intravenous vancomycin and oral metronidazole...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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