Bone and Leukocyte Scintigraphy of a Complicated Case of Ruptured Mycotic Aneurysm of the Aorta

Van der Wall, Hans; Palmer, Amanda; Thomas, Martin; Chu, John
April 1994
Angiology;Apr1994, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p315
Academic Journal
While rare, mycotic aneurysms of the aorta have a high mortality rate from immediate rupture and late complications. The case of a patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm is presented, and the important role of scintigraphic studies in the early detection of complicating extensive soft-tissue infection and osteomyelitis is demonstrated.


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