Endovascular repair of a ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the common iliac artery

R Mofidi, R Bhat, J. Nagy, G D Griffiths, S Chakraverty, East of Scotland Vascular Network

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    This report describes the case of a ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the left common iliac artery, successfully treated with endovascular stent-grafting. A 64-year-old woman underwent diagnostic coronary angiography complicated by an infected hematoma of the left groin. Seven days later, she developed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia and CT scan evidence of perivascular inflammation around the left common iliac artery. This was followed by rupture of a mycotic aneurysm of the left common iliac artery. The lesion was successfully treated with a stent-graft and prolonged antibiotic therapy, and the patient remains free of infection 10 months later. Accumulating evidence suggests that endovascular repair can be used safely for the repair of ruptured infected aneurysms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1029-1032
    Number of pages4
    JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Aneurysm, Infected
    • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
    • Anti-Bacterial Agents
    • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
    • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
    • Combined Modality Therapy
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Embolization, Therapeutic
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Iliac Aneurysm
    • Methicillin Resistance
    • Middle Aged
    • Rupture
    • Staphylococcal Infections
    • Stents
    • Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
    • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
    • Treatment Outcome


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