Endovascular stent-graft repair of a tuberculous mycotic aortic aneurysm

Daniel K. Han, Christine Chung, Maggie H. Walkup, Peter L. Faries, Michael L. Marin, Sharif H. Ellozy

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Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rare cause of mycotic aortic aneurysms, which have been classically treated with a combination of antimycobacterial medical therapy and open surgery. Endovascular therapy has been gaining popularity as an alternative to open surgery for mycotic aneurysms. We report a case of a tuberculous mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta that was successfully treated with endovascular stent-graft placement with complete resolution of the pseudoaneurysm at 1 year. We also review other cases in the previously published data to identify factors that may affect the outcome of endovascular treatment of tuberculous mycotic aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699.e13-699.e16
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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