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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904124/mycotic-aneurysm-caused-by-bacteroides-fragilis-in-an-elderly-immunosuppressed-patient
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Takahiko Fukuchi, Sadao Kawasaki, Hiroki Hayashi, Daisuke Koreeda, Takahiro Ashikawa
An 82-year-old Japanese man, who presented with a fever and abdominal pain, was admitted to our hospital. According to enhanced computed tomography images, the probable diagnosis was abdominal aortic mycotic aneurysm. Eight sets of blood cultures obtained from the patient were negative. Despite administering treatment with vancomycin and ceftriaxone, the aneurysm progressively enlarged. He underwent open debridement surgery and in situ replacement because of an aneurysmal rupture. Bacteroides fragilis was isolated from the tissue culture of the aortic wall...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903471/bovine-pericardium-as-new-technical-option-for-in-situ-reconstruction-of-aortic-graft-infection
#2
Brigitta Lutz, Christian Reeps, Gabor Biro, Christoph Knappich, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: Alloplastic aortic graft infection is a devastating complication following aortic surgery. It is associated with excessively high mortality and morbidity caused by anastomotic rupture or septicemia. Many authors consider in situ replacement after complete surgical graft removal as the method of choice. However, there is an ongoing debate about the most suitable material for reconstruction. We present our first experiences with replacing the descending and infra-renal aorta using custom-made bovine pericardium grafts...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852656/contained-rupture-of-a-mycotic-infrarenal-aortic-aneurysm-infected-with-campylobacter-fetus
#3
Maria Dimitrief, Floryn Cherbanyk, Sébastien Déglise, Edgardo Pezzetta
Mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (MAAAs) are rare entities accounting for 0.65-2% of aortic aneurysms. Campylobacter fetus has a tropism for vascular tissue and is a rare cause of mycotic aneurysm. We present a 73-year-old male patient with contained rupture of a MAAA caused by C. fetus, successfully treated with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and antibiotics, which is not previously described for this aetiology. Although open surgery is the gold standard, EVAR is nowadays feasible and potentially represents a durable option, especially in frail patients...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851303/1668-successful-deployment-of-bedside-ecpr-in-a-case-of-mycotic-aortic-aneurysm-rupture-with-pea
#4
Dipti Padhya, Devon Aganga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807483/a-sizable-aortic-root-paravalvular-mycotic-pseudoaneurysm
#5
Ahmad Saeed Azhar, Noran M Abu-Ouf
Mycotic aneurysm is an established condition first identified in 1885 by Sir William Osler. It is linked to malignant endocarditis. With prevalence of 0.7-2.6% of all cases of aortic aneurysms, it is associated with a significant rate of mortality and morbidity. Physicians should be highly cautious, as diagnosis and effective treatment for this condition are difficult. The following is a case report of a 13-year-old pediatric patient diagnosed with mycotic aneurysm. Before an adequate treatment plan could be developed and implemented, patient's status worsened swiftly and was ultimately terminal...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799273/nationwide-study-of-the-treatment-of-mycotic-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-comparing-open-and-endovascular-repair
#6
Karl Sörelius, Anders Wanhainen, Mia Furebring, Martin Björck, Peter Gillgren, Kevin Mani
BACKGROUND: No reliable comparative data exist between open repair (OR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (MAAAs). This nationwide study assessed outcomes after OR and EVAR for MAAA in a population-based cohort. METHODS: All patients treated for MAAAs in Sweden between 1994 and 2014 were identified in the Swedish vascular registry. The primary aim was to assess survival after MAAA with OR and EVAR. Secondary aims were analyses of the rate of recurrent infections and reoperations, and time trends in surgical treatment...
December 6, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777368/mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-a-child-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#7
Shotaro Higa, Tai Fuchigami, Nobuhiro Nagata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771318/diagnosis-of-aortic-graft-infection-a-case-definition-by-the-management-of-aortic-graft-infection-collaboration-magic
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O T A Lyons, M Baguneid, T D Barwick, R E Bell, N Foster, S Homer-Vanniasinkam, S Hopkins, A Hussain, K Katsanos, B Modarai, J A T Sandoe, S Thomas, N M Price
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The management of aortic graft infection (AGI) is highly complex and in the absence of a universally accepted case definition and evidence-based guidelines, clinical approaches and outcomes vary widely. The objective was to define precise criteria for diagnosing AGI. METHODS: A process of expert review and consensus, involving formal collaboration between vascular surgeons, infection specialists, and radiologists from several English National Health Service hospital Trusts with large vascular services (Management of Aortic Graft Infection Collaboration [MAGIC]), produced the definition...
December 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763318/the-role-of-endovascular-therapy-in-contemporary-management-of-mycotic-aortic-aneurysms-and-asscociated-aortoaerodigestive-fistulas
#9
Ramsey S Elsayed, Sung W Ham, Miguel F Manzur, Sukgu M Han, Wesley K Lew, Vincent L Rowe, Fred A Weaver
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761883/cross-sectional-imaging-of-aortic-infections
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D J Murphy, A R Keraliya, M D Agrawal, A Aghayev, M L Steigner
Aortic infections are uncommon clinical entities, but are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. In this review, we focus on the cross-sectional imaging appearance of aortic infections, including aortic valve endocarditis, pyogenic aortitis, mycotic aneurysm and aortic graft infections, with an emphasis on CT, MRI and PET/CT appearance. Teaching Points • Aortic infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality. • CT, MRI and FDG PET/CT play complementary roles in aortic infection imaging...
December 2016: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721737/clostridium-septicum-an-unusual-link-to-a-lower-gastrointestinal-bleed
#11
Kegan Jessamy, Fidelis O Ojevwe, Ezinnaya Ubagharaji, Anuj Sharma, Obiajulu Anozie, Christy Ann Gilman, Sekou Rawlins
Clostridium septicum is a highly virulent pathogen which is associated with colorectal malignancy, hematological malignancy, immunosuppression, diabetes mellitus and cyclical neutropenia. Presentation may include disseminated clostridial infection in the form of septicemia, gas gangrene, and mycotic aortic aneurysms. We report the case of a 62-year-old female presenting with necrotizing fasciitis of her left thigh and subsequently developing rectal bleeding. While she was being treated with empiric antibiotics, her blood culture was found to be positive for C...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659154/thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-rupture-secondary-to-lymphocytic-lymphoma
#12
Margaux Pontailler, Dominique Fabre, Theresa Hocquemiller-Khalife, Elie Fadel
We present the case of a 60-year old woman with a ruptured thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). It was a Type IV TAAA in the Crawford Classification. A mycotic origin was suspected as she had a known history of lymphocytic lymphoma. She underwent thoraco-abdominal aortic replacement with a good surgical result. Histopathological examination revealed destruction of the aortic layers due to inflammatory lymphomatous aortic infiltration. The patient fully recovered.
September 22, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642299/myocardial-infarction-and-aortic-root-mycotic-aneurysm-complicating-aortic-valve-endocarditis-utility-of-cardiac-ct
#13
Aimee E Moores, Michael S Cahill, Todd C Villines
Aortic mycotic aneurysms are a rare but life-threatening potential complication of infective endocarditis. Rapid deterioration of the vascular wall in highly focal areas makes these pseudoaneurysms particularly prone to rupture, resulting in uncontrolled aortic hemorrhage. While computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the imaging modality of choice for the evaluation of mycotic aneurysms, it is not routinely performed in patients with known or suspected infective endocarditis (IE). However, current valvular heart disease guidelines support the use of cardiac CTA in cases of IE and suspected perivalvular extension when there is inadequate or ambiguous visualization on echocardiography...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621905/mycotic-aortic-arch-aneurysm-coexistent-with-constrictive-pericarditis-is-surgery-a-dangerous-resort
#14
Peter S Y Yu, Simon C H Yu, Cheuk-Man Chu, Micky W T Kwok, Yuk-Hoi Lam, Malcolm J Underwood, Randolph H L Wong
An elderly man presented with fever and evidence of Salmonella infection, and was diagnosed to have coexisting constrictive pericarditis and mycotic aneurysm of the aortic arch. Pericardiectomy was performed under cardiopulmonary bypass with good result. To avoid deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, an aorto-brachiocephalic bypass, instead of total arch replacement, was performed. This was followed by a staged carotid-carotid bypass, thoracic endovascular stent graft placement. He was subsequently treated with prolonged antibiotics, and inflammatory marker normalized afterwards...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574612/secondary-aorto-esophageal-fistula-after-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-repair-treated-by-covered-esophageal-stenting
#15
Mary Tao, Eran Shlomovitz, Gail Darling, Graham Roche-Nagle
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms is an accepted alternative to open surgery, especially in patients with significant comorbidities. The procedure itself has a low risk of complications and fistulas to surrounding organs are rarely reported. An 86-year-old patient was admitted to our hospital with gastro intestinal (GI) bleeding and a suspected aortoesophageal fistula. Eight months prior, the patient had undergone a stent graft repair of a mycotic thoracic aneurysm. Computerized tomography angiography and upper GI endoscopy confirmed an aortoesophageal fistula, which was treated by esophageal stenting...
August 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525136/a-rare-case-of-streptococcus-alactolyticus-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-septic-emboli-and-mycotic-left-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm
#16
Patricia Almeida, Jaclyn Railsback, James Benjamin Gleason
To date, S. alactolyticus endocarditis complicated by middle cerebral artery aneurysm has not been reported. We describe the case of a 65-year-old female with a history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction presenting with confusion and a apical holosystolic murmur. Angiography of the brain identified new bilobed left middle cerebral artery aneurysm. Serial blood cultures grew S. alactolyticus, and aortic and mitral valve vegetation were discovered on transesophageal echocardiography...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493128/fungal-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-with-mycotic-aneurysm-case-report
#17
Mariana Brandão, Jorge Almeida, Rita Ferraz, Lurdes Santos, Paulo Pinho, Jorge Casanova
Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis is an extremely severe form of infective endocarditis, with poor prognosis and high mortality despite treatment. Candida albicans is the most common etiological agent for this rare but increasingly frequent condition. We present a case of fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis due to C. albicans following aortic and pulmonary valve replacement in a 38-year-old woman with a history of surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot, prior infective endocarditis and acute renal failure with need for catheter-based hemodialysis...
September 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469417/-mycotic-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-due-to-listeria-monocytogenes
#18
Elena Laín Miranda, Isabel Ferrer Cerón, Desiré Gil Pérez, M José Revillo Pinilla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427352/atypical-mycotic-aortic-aneurysms
#19
Deepika Koganti, Sean P Ryan, Jeon Kwon, Babak Abai, Paul J Dimuzio, Dawn M Salvatore
Mycotic aortic aneurysms are rare occurrences and such aneurysms associated with Streptococcus pneumoniae are seldom seen in the current antibiotic era. We present the unusual case of a 68-year-old healthy female with a Streptococcal mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm of unknown etiology treated with antibiotics and open surgical intervention. Postoperative imaging revealed multiple new thoracic mycotic aortic aneurysms for which she was treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Sequential abdominal and thoracic Streptococcal mycotic aortic aneurysms treated with a combination of open and endovascular surgery demonstrate a unique and rare case...
October 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27422286/endovascular-repair-of-ruptured-infected-arteries-as-a-temporizing-measure-versus-destination-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Niti Shahi, Jeontaik J Kwon, Mariano Arosemena, Dawn M Salvatore, Paul J DiMuzio, Babak Abai
OBJECTIVE: Mycotic rupture of the arteries is a rare but deadly disorder. Current management typically involves open surgical repair. However, endovascular repair is a potential treatment that can be used to delay open repair, especially in acutely unstable patients. A case report and review of the literature was conducted to determine whether endovascular therapy could be a destination therapy for patients with arterial rupture secondary to infection. METHODS: We present the case of a 72-year-old man with a left common iliac artery aneurysm rupture secondary to Salmonella infection treated with endovascular therapy upon initial presentation...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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