Successful treatment of a tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis eroding the thoracoabdominal aorta: A case report

  • Falkensammer J
  • Behensky H
  • Gruber H
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Abstract

Mycotic aortic aneurysms are rare complications of systemic tuberculosis that affect very few patients. We report a case of a false aneurysm of the visceral segment of the aorta that was associated with tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis. Both conditions were successfully treated with antituberculous chemotherapy and a combined surgical procedure, ie, aneurysm resection and homograft implantation, followed by orthopedic stabilization of the spine. Copyright © 2005 by The Society for Vascular Surgery.

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Authors

  • Hannes Behensky

  • Hannes Gruber

  • Wolfgang M. Prodinger

  • Gustav Fraedrich

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