Aortic Infection with Visceral Artery Involvement in the Endovascular Era: Treatment Options

  • Francesco SpezialeEmail author
  • Pasqualino Sirignano
  • Laura Capoccia
  • Wassim Mansour
  • Alessandro d’Adamo
  • Carlo Filippo Porreca


In 1885, Osler described the infected peripheral aneurysms, resulting from endocarditis embolism for the first time. Over the years, many authors have reported different classification and pathophysiological mechanisms of infected aortic aneurysms. Those conditions are rare and aneurysms involving visceral arteries even more so.

Due to the disease rarity, evidence to confirm the best medical, surgical, or endovascular treatment is lacking.

The aim of this chapter is to report current scientific literature, particularly regarding treatment and related results.


Aneurysm Infected/diagnosis/microbiology/surgery/endovascular therapy Aortic aneurysm Microbiology Infections Treatment outcome Vascular surgical procedures Endovascular surgical procedures Hybrid surgical procedures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Speziale
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pasqualino Sirignano
    • 1
  • Laura Capoccia
    • 1
  • Wassim Mansour
    • 1
  • Alessandro d’Adamo
    • 1
  • Carlo Filippo Porreca
    • 1
  1. 1.Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division, Department of Surgery “P Stefanini”, Policlinico Umberto I“Sapienza” University of RomeRomeItaly

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