Tuberculous pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta.
ABSTRACT Tuberculous pseudoaneurysm has been reported to be a fatal, but rare complication of tuberculosis. We report a case of a 68-year-old man who underwent successful surgical treatment for a tuberculous pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta with bronchial communication, and review previous reports of patients who also underwent operation for similar lesions, focusing especially on the pathway of infection to the aorta.
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ABSTRACT: Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is one of the leading causes of death from communicable diseases worldwide. However, the incidence of leaking thoracic aortic tuberculous pseudoaneurysms is rare as a complication. Conventional treatment of a leaking tuberculous pseudoaneurysm involves surgery with graft interposition or patch repair. With the emergence of stent graft treatment as a viable option for leaking pseudoaneurysms, we report a 63-year-old man who had his leaking toracic aortic tuberculous pseudoaneurysm treated with endovascular stent grafting.Singapore medical journal 08/2007; 48(7):e193-5. · 0.73 Impact Factor