Mycotic Aneurysm of the Aorta as an Unusual Complication of Coronary Angiography

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Introduction: Mycotic aneurysm of the aorta is a rare diagnosis with high mortality. Report: Percutaneous coronary intervention was complicated by bacteraemia with Staphylococcus aureus and a mycotic aortic aneurysm, an unusual complication of coronary angiography. Combining CT and PET scan showed a hotspot in the thoracic aorta. After six months of antibiotic treatment she fully recovered. Repeated CT/PET scanning revealed complete abolishment of the aortic abnormalities. Discussion: This report suggests that diagnosing and follow-up of aortitis is feasible with combined CT/PET scan and may help in determining choice and duration of therapy. © 2008 European Society for Vascular Surgery.

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van der Wal, H., van Geel, P. P., & de Boer, R. A. (2008). Mycotic Aneurysm of the Aorta as an Unusual Complication of Coronary Angiography. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 36(2), 178–181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2008.04.014

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