ABSTRACT: The authors report the unusual case of a 52-year-old mountain climber that presented with pain and swelling in his right thigh which revealed to be a ruptured mycotic pseudoaneurysm with no history of recent trauma or other apparent cause. The patient reported a past history of myocardial infarction 11 years before, with the performing of two femoral catheterisms for coronary angiography. He denied any episode of fever or diagnosis of bacteraemia at that time or later, nor any other complaint during these 11 years. The rarity of the case, the appearance of this extremely late complication together with the patient's kind of sportive activity prompted us to publish the case.
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia 12/2005; 85(5):343-5. · 0.88 Impact Factor