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Chirurgia 2010 December;23(6):307-10

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Endovascular management of infected abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by Brucella infection

Jun Park U., Hyun Cho W., Soo Choi J., Tae Kim H.

1 Department of Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea 2 Department of Radiology, Dongsan Medical Center Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea


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A rare case of infected abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) caused by Brucella was reported in a 70 year old cattleman. He was diagnosed as brucellosis and had been under the treatment with doxycyclin and rifampicin for 2 months. The Abdominal computed tomography, taken due to newly developed abdominal pain, demonstrated saccular shaped infrarenal AAA. The patient was treated with an endovascular stent for the infected AAA and received antibiotic therapy for 10 weeks more until the serologic test acquired seroconversion. Fourteen months after endovascular treatment, he was in good health without any evidence of infection or complication.

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