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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 30, Issue 5, pp 1029–1032 | Cite as

Endovascular Repair of a Ruptured Mycotic Aneurysm of the Common Iliac Artery

  • R. MofidiEmail author
  • R. Bhat
  • J. Nagy
  • G. D. Griffiths
  • S. Chakraverty
  • On behalf of the East of Scotland Vascular Network
Case Report

Abstract

This report describes the case of a ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the left common iliac artery, successfully treated with endovascular stent-grafting. A 64-year-old woman underwent diagnostic coronary angiography complicated by an infected hematoma of the left groin. Seven days later, she developed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia and CT scan evidence of perivascular inflammation around the left common iliac artery. This was followed by rupture of a mycotic aneurysm of the left common iliac artery. The lesion was successfully treated with a stent-graft and prolonged antibiotic therapy, and the patient remains free of infection 10 months later. Accumulating evidence suggests that endovascular repair can be used safely for the repair of ruptured infected aneurysms.

Keywords

Ruptured Mycotic aneurysm Common iliac artery Endovascular repair 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Mofidi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • R. Bhat
    • 1
  • J. Nagy
    • 1
  • G. D. Griffiths
    • 1
  • S. Chakraverty
    • 1
  • On behalf of the East of Scotland Vascular Network
  1. 1.Department of Vascular Surgery and RadiologyNinewells HospitalDundeeUK
  2. 2.EdinburghUK

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