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Case report


Multiple Mycotic Aneurysms of the Abdominal Aorta Illustrated on MDCT Scanner.

Amit Nandan Dhar DwivediAnanthakrishnan SrinivasanShivi Jain
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date of Submission: 29-Jul-2015, Date of Acceptance: 18-Aug-2015, Date of Web Publication: 31-Aug-2015.
Corresponding Author:
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Amit Nandan Dhar Dwivedi

Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi ‑ 221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
E-mail: amitnandan21@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Amit Nandan Dhar Dwivedi

Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi ‑ 221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
E-mail: amitnandan21@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.163993 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Infective mycotic aneurysm of the aorta is a rare and life-threatening disease. A patient presenting with constitutional symptoms and pulsatile abdominal mass should raise a suspicion of mycotic aneurysm. Early detection of aortic mycotic lesions in such patients should play a key role in the treatment of aortic aneurysms. Multiple mycotic aneurysms of abdominal aorta in a young male are a rare manifestation of the disease. Multidetector computerized tomography (CT) is an essential tool in identifying the etiology, pathogenesis, protean manifestations of systemic tuberculosis, and ultimately deciding the course of treatment.
Keywords: Abdominal Aorta, Multidetector Computerized Tomography, Mycotic Aneurysm, Systemic Tuberculosis

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Steven P. Rowe, Linda C. Chu, Stefan L. Zimmerman and Elliot K. Fishman (2018) 3D CT cinematic rendering of mycotic aneurysms. Emerg Radiol 25(6):723. doi: 10.1007/s10140-018-1643-6
  2. Po-Sung Li, Chung-Lin Tsai, Sung-Yuan Hu, Tzu-Chieh Lin and Yao-Tien Chang (2017) Spontaneous hemothorax caused by ruptured multiple mycotic aortic aneurysms: a case report and literature review. J Cardiothorac Surg 12(1):. doi: 10.1186/s13019-017-0665-6

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