Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms

Edward L. Bitseff, William Edwards, Joseph L. Mulherin, Allen B. Kaiser

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    We report five cases of infected abdominal aortic aneurysm managed at the St. Thomas Hospital between 1975 and 1985. Two patients died, one before operation, and another during surgical repair of aneurysmal rupture. Three patients survived, all of whom had primary repair of the aorta or in situ Dacron graft reconstruction. One patient is still living nine years after operation. The availability of organism-specific antibiotic agents has enabled us to use the in situ reconstruction method to successfully manage these patients without increased morbidity or mortality from recurrent infection. A high index of suspicion, prompt surgical resection, and aggressive specific antibiotic therapy are necessary for patient survival.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)309-312
    Number of pages4
    JournalSouthern medical journal
    Volume80
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Anti-Bacterial Agents
    Polyethylene Terephthalates
    Aorta
    Rupture
    Morbidity
    Transplants
    Survival
    Mortality
    Infection

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    Bitseff, E. L., Edwards, W., Mulherin, J. L., & Kaiser, A. B. (1987). Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms. Southern medical journal, 80(3), 309-312. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-198703000-00008

    Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms. / Bitseff, Edward L.; Edwards, William; Mulherin, Joseph L.; Kaiser, Allen B.

    In: Southern medical journal, Vol. 80, No. 3, 01.01.1987, p. 309-312.

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    Bitseff, EL, Edwards, W, Mulherin, JL & Kaiser, AB 1987, 'Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms', Southern medical journal, vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 309-312. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-198703000-00008
    Bitseff EL, Edwards W, Mulherin JL, Kaiser AB. Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms. Southern medical journal. 1987 Jan 1;80(3):309-312. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-198703000-00008
    Bitseff, Edward L. ; Edwards, William ; Mulherin, Joseph L. ; Kaiser, Allen B. / Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms. In: Southern medical journal. 1987 ; Vol. 80, No. 3. pp. 309-312.
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