Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis that has proven effective in the treatment of early-stage bladder cancer. Although intravesical therapy with BCG is generally considered safe, serious complications including hematuria, granulomatous pneumonitis, hepatitis, and life-threatening BCG sepsis are well known. BCG-related vascular infections are rarely reported. We present a case of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm secondary to M bovis infection 2 years after intravesical instillation of BCG and review the related literature. © 2007 The Society for Vascular Surgery.
Harding, G. E. J., & Lawlor, D. K. (2007). Ruptured mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm secondary to Mycobacterium bovis after intravesical treatment with bacillus Calmette-Guérin. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 46(1), 131–134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2007.01.054