Stent-graft for recurrent melioidosis mycotic aortic aneurysm.

Melioidosis is a tropical disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei and is prevalent in South East Asia and Northern Australia. It can infect any organ system and is potentially deadly. Melioidosis causing a mycotic aneurysm of the aorta is rare. We present a patient with a melioidosis mycotic aneurysm of the descending aorta presenting with fever and right pleural effusion, managed successfully with initial Dacron graft repair with staged omental reinforcement, and subsequent endovascular stent grafting of a late anastomotic leak.
AuthorsSer Y Lee, Yoong K Sin, Asok Kurup, Thirugnanam Agasthian, Michael G Caleb
JournalAsian cardiovascular & thoracic annals (Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann) Vol. 14 Issue 2 Pg. e38-40 (Apr 2006) ISSN: 1816-5370 [Electronic] Singapore
PMID16551809 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Aneurysm, Infected (microbiology, surgery)
  • Aortic Aneurysm (microbiology, surgery)
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melioidosis (complications, surgery)
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Stents

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