Temporizing endovascular repair of a ruptured mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm

Luiz Araujo, Jones Thomas, Andrew Cha, Saum Rahimi, Randy Shafritz, Naiem Nassiri

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Ruptured mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (MAAAs) present a significant treatment challenge requiring emergency attention to control hemorrhage and hemodynamic compromise, surgical evacuation of the nidus of infection, and restoration of flow to compromised organs. We present a rare case of a MAAA with a contained rupture into the inferior vena cava in the setting of phlegmasia alba dolens of the bilateral lower extremities, sepsis, and significant hemodynamic compromise. A staged, hybrid approach with temporizing endovascular aneurysm repair, followed by extra-anatomic bypass and surgical resection of the MAAA, was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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