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Title: Limitations of Endovascular Treatment with Stent-Grafts for Active Mycotic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

An 81-year-old woman with ruptured mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm was treated with endovascular placement of stent-grafts fabricated from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene and Z-stents. Although exclusion of the aneurysm was achieved at the end of the procedure, a type I endoleak developed on the following day.Despite emergent surgical resection of the aneurysm and extra-anatomical reconstruction, the patient died 2 days later. Stent-graft repair may not be a suitable method for the treatment of ruptured mycotic aneurysm in the presence of active infection.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ; ; ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Department of Radiology, Mie University Hospital, 2-174 Edobashi Tsu, Mie 514-8507 (Japan)
  2. Department of Radiology, Matsusaka General Hospital, 102 Kobo, Kawai-cho, Matsusaka, Mie 515-0815 (Japan)
  3. Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mie University Hospital, 2-174 Edobashi Tsu, Mie 514-8507 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21083436
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-001-0102-y; Copyright (c) 2002 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; GRAFTS; PATIENTS; POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE; SURGERY; VASCULAR DISEASES; WOMEN