Successful treatment of Salmonella mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta

Lin, Chih-Yuan; Hong, Gou-Jieng; Lee, Kou-Chen; Tsai, Chien-Sung
August 2003
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p320
Academic Journal
Salmonella mycotic aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta are exceedingly rare. There are few case reports and even fewer reports of long term survival. The case of a 68-year-old female presenting with a mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta caused by Salmonella species is described, which involved successful surgical intervention.


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