Evolution of mycotic aortic aneurysm treatment by endovascular repair
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Endovascular intervention for mycotic aortic aneurysms is now an alternative treatment option.
An 83-year-old male presented with confusion and pyrexia of unknown origin. Acute deterioration and subsequent computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a contained rupture of a mycotic aortic aneurysm for which the patient had a successful endovascular repair.
Endovascular management of aortic mycotic aneurysms provides an alternate and potentially safer method of intervention, particularly in patients deemed unsuitable for open repair.
KeywordsPyrexia of unknown origin Sepsis Computed tomography Aorta Mycotic aneurysm Endovascular repair
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