A surgical case of excision of infected aneurysm arising from anterior interosseal artery following infectious endocarditis.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka Medical College Hospital, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.
Journal of vascular surgery: official publication, the Society for Vascular Surgery [and] International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, North American Chapter (Impact Factor: 2.98). 04/2011; 53(4):1104-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.10.113
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ABSTRACT Infected aneurysm (IA) of the anterior interosseal artery (AIA), the first branch of the ulnar artery, is an infrequent but serious complication of infectious endocarditis (IE). We report a successful case of excision of IA arising from AIA. In this case, the IA expanded and adhered to the ulnar artery, resulting in occlusion of the ulnar artery. Reconstruction of the ulnar artery was not needed by the preoperative evaluation and the intraoperative occlusion testing. We discuss surgical treatment of IA following IE in upper extremities.

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