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Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 181, Issue 3, pp 401–404 | Cite as

Evolution of mycotic aortic aneurysm treatment by endovascular repair

  • L. Nqwena
  • M. A. Moloney
  • D. H. O’Donnell
  • S. Sheehan
  • D. P. Brophy
  • H. Prins
Case Report

Abstract

Introduction

Endovascular intervention for mycotic aortic aneurysms is now an alternative treatment option.

Case report

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.

Conclusion

Endovascular management of aortic mycotic aneurysms provides an alternate and potentially safer method of intervention, particularly in patients deemed unsuitable for open repair.

Keywords

Pyrexia of unknown origin Sepsis Computed tomography Aorta Mycotic aneurysm Endovascular repair 

Notes

Conflict of interest

None.

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Copyright information

© Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Nqwena
    • 1
  • M. A. Moloney
    • 1
  • D. H. O’Donnell
    • 1
  • S. Sheehan
    • 1
  • D. P. Brophy
    • 1
  • H. Prins
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Interventional Radiology and Vascular SurgerySt. Vincent’s University HospitalDublin 4Ireland

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