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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 540–544 | Cite as

Endovascular Treatment of an Aortoiliac Tuberculous Pseudoaneurysm

  • Miguel O. Villegas
  • Alberto Pérez Mereles
  • Gustavo A. Tamashiro
  • Andrés E. Dini
  • Ana P. Mollón
  • Laura V. De Cándido
  • Denis A. Zelaya
  • Carlos I. Soledispa-Suarez
  • Sergio Denato
  • Alberto Tamashiro
  • Jose A. DiazEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

We report a rare case of a tuberculous mycotic aortoiliac pseudoaneurysm treated with an endovascular procedure and follow-up of 36 months. The patient was a white 72-year-old man with pulmonary tuberculosis and a former smoker with hypertension, chronic renal failure, and dyslipidemia. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a left paravertebral cavity with fluid content and involvement of vertebrae L2–L4. After a surgical repair attempt, the patient was treated with the implant of a bifurcated endoprosthesis. Because it is unlikely that any center has extensive experience in the management of this rare manifestation of the disease, we reviewed the literature for similar cases.

Keywords

Aorta pseudoaneurysm Endoprosthesis of the abdominal aorta Endovascular treatment Tuberculosis Tuberculous mycotic pseudoaneurysm 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank the nursing, secretarial, and technical staff of the catheterization laboratory of Hospital Nacional Alejandro Posadas for their enthusiasm and their belief that our efforts were worthwhile and useful.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel O. Villegas
    • 1
  • Alberto Pérez Mereles
    • 1
  • Gustavo A. Tamashiro
    • 1
  • Andrés E. Dini
    • 1
  • Ana P. Mollón
    • 1
  • Laura V. De Cándido
    • 1
  • Denis A. Zelaya
    • 1
  • Carlos I. Soledispa-Suarez
    • 1
  • Sergio Denato
    • 1
  • Alberto Tamashiro
    • 1
  • Jose A. Diaz
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Section of HemodinamiaHospital Nacional Prof. Alejandro PosadasBuenos AiresArgentina

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