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Stent graft exclusion of a ruptured mycotic popliteal pseudoaneurysm complicating sternoclavicular joint infection.
Annals of Vascular Surgery
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
A mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery is usually a consequence of septic embolization and often a result of bacterial endocarditis. Conventional treatment is surgical and avoids the placement of foreign material in infected sites. Here we report our treatment of a 59-year-old man who presented with a rupture of a mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery due to septic embolism from sternoclavicular infectious arthritis. Radiological investigations are included. This is the first documented case of septic arthritis complicated by a rupture of a mycotic popliteal false aneurysm and treated using an endovascular procedure. Combining endovascular stent grafts with evacuation of the joint abscess and antibiotic therapy can offer a safe alternative for frail and unstable patients.
Aneurysm, False/microbiology, Aneurysm, False/radiography, Aneurysm, Infected/microbiology, Aneurysm, Infected/radiography, Aneurysm, Ruptured/microbiology, Aneurysm, Ruptured/radiography, Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage, Arthritis, Infectious/complications, Arthritis, Infectious/microbiology, Blood Vessel Prosthesis, Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation/instrumentation, Endovascular Procedures/instrumentation, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Popliteal Artery/microbiology, Popliteal Artery/radiography, Stents, Sternoclavicular Joint/microbiology, Sternoclavicular Joint/radiography, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Treatment Outcome
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