Successful treatment for infected aortic aneurysm using endovascular aneurysm repairs as a bridge to delayed open surgery.
ABSTRACT Management of infected aortic aneurysms, which can be life-threatening, remains challenging. Open surgical treatments, including debridement of the infected aorta and the surrounding tissue and either in situ reconstruction or extra-anatomic bypass covering with omentum or muscle flap, are the mainstay of therapy. However, increasing advances in technology have made endovascular treatment of infected aneurysms feasible. The present study describes the first clinical report of successful treatment of an infected aneurysm using endovascular techniques in the acute phase, followed by delayed open surgery.
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ABSTRACT: A 77-year-old man with a history of hemodialysis was referred due to swelling of the right groin. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed extravasation of the medium from the superficial femoral artery (SFA) with surrounding large hematoma. Three-dimensional CT angiography revealed rupture of SFA just distal to common femoral artery with pseudoaneurysmal formation. At an emergent surgery, SFA was ruptured over 1/2 circumferentially in a 2-cm length. Patch repair using great saphenous vein was performed successfully. Postoperative CT angiography showed no aneurysmal formation. Histopathological findings of operative specimen disclosed no sign of infection or arteriolitis.Annals of Vascular Diseases 01/2013; 6(2):212-4.