A Case of Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Repair of a Ruptured Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm Due to Pasteurella Multocida
Keywords:Mycotic aortic aneurysm, thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair
An 81-year-old man was admitted for general fatigue of one month’s duration. Two sets of blood cultures revealed bacteremia, due to Pasteurella multocida, while computed tomography (CT) revealed a 47-mm descending aortic saccular aneurysm. After transfer to our hospital, the saccular aneurysm rapidly grew to 54 mm. An emergency thoracic endovascular aortic repair was performed, due to the aneurysm immediately rupturing after the CT scan. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 28.
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