Mycotic aneurysm caused by Clostridium septicum in a patient with colorectal cancer
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A mycotic aneurysm caused by a Clostridium septicum is a rare infection and has a strong association with colorectal cancer. If left untreated, the mortality rate of the first 24 h is high. This case report discusses the optimal treatment of emergency surgery combined with antibiotic treatment to improve survival. We present a fatal case of a 71-year-old male with abscedation of a caecal carcinoma who shortly after developed a mycotic aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta as a result of a C. septicum infection.
KeywordsMycotic aneurysm Colorectal cancer Clostridium septicum Gas gangrene Antibiotic treatment
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