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Mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta due to Escherichia coli: a case report.
Zekhnini, Ines; Halleux, Danaé; Durieux, Rodolphe et al.
2022In Acta Cardiologica, 77 (7), p. 643 - 646
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Keywords :
Escherichia coli; Mycotic aneurysm; ascending aorta; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Female; Humans; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Aorta/diagnostic imaging; Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use; Aneurysm, Infected/diagnosis; Aneurysm, Infected/surgery; Aneurysm, Infected/drug therapy; Aortic Aneurysm/complications; Aortic Aneurysm/diagnosis; Aortic Aneurysm/surgery; Aneurysm, Infected; Aorta; Aortic Aneurysm; Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine; General Medicine
Abstract :
[en] Ascending aorta mycotic aneurysm is a rare entity. It is a life-threatening condition because of the possibility of aortic dissection, or rupture. Escherichia coli is recognised as an uncommon cause of aortic mycotic aneurysm. An 81-year-old woman with a history of Escherichia coli pyelonephritis 4 months previously, was admitted to our centre for a mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta caused by Escherichia coli. She was successfully treated by urgent in situ replacement of the ascending aorta with a cryopreserved homograft, combined with antibiotics. Although infrequent, Escherichia coli mycotic aneurysm should be suspected in older patients with atherosclerosis and who developed septicaemia. Prompt treatment with a combination of appropriate antibiotics and surgery is required.
Disciplines :
Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
Author, co-author :
Zekhnini, Ines;  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, CHU Liege, Liège, Belgium
Halleux, Danaé ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique
Durieux, Rodolphe  ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique
DEFRAIGNE, Jean ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique
Radermecker, Marc ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique
Tchana-Sato, Vincent  ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique
Language :
English
Title :
Mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta due to Escherichia coli: a case report.
Publication date :
September 2022
Journal title :
Acta Cardiologica
ISSN :
0001-5385
eISSN :
1784-973X
Publisher :
Taylor and Francis Ltd., England
Volume :
77
Issue :
7
Pages :
643 - 646
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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