Extracorporeal expulsion of a vascular endograft used to treat a mycotic aneurysm

Tarak H. Patel, John Eggleston, Clifford R. Weiss, Lawrence V. Hofmann

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A 65-year-old woman with a right common iliac artery mycotic aneurysm and an overlying sacral pressure ulcer was treated with placement of a vascular endograft. The mycotic aneurysm was successfully excluded, but 3 months after the procedure, the endograft was expelled through the wound. Fortunately, the patient had minimal clinical sequelae. This case emphasizes the importance of frequent noninvasive imaging of mycotic aneurysms treated with endografts. A rigorous postoperative imaging protocol is proposed based on the current regimen for abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance after endograft implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1157-1160
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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