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European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 295–297 | Cite as

Mycotic aneurysm rupture of the descending aorta

  • H. Gufler
  • C. H. Buitrago-Tellez
  • E. Nesbitt
  • K. H. Hauenstein
Case report, Cardiovascular radiology

Abstract

A 69-year-old diabetic male with salmonella bacteremia developed hypovolemic shock and swelling of the neck. A CT examination revealed massive mediastinal hemorrhage extending into the neck soft tissues caused by false aneurysm rupture of the descending thoracic aorta. Aortography showed continuous extravasation from a large leak at the medial side of the descending thoracic aorta. Although surgical intervention was immediately performed, the patient died 3 weeks later from multiple-organ failure. In this report, CT and angiographic findings of mycotic aneurysm rupture are presented and a review is given.

Key words: Aneurysm Aortitis CT Angiography Salmonellosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Gufler
    • 1
  • C. H. Buitrago-Tellez
    • 1
  • E. Nesbitt
    • 1
  • K. H. Hauenstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Hugstetterstrasse 55, D-79 106 Freiburg, GermanyGermany

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