Home > Riviste > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery > Fascicoli precedenti > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 August;39(4) > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 August;39(4):437-9

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
Per abbonarsi PROMO
Sottometti un articolo
Segnala alla tua biblioteca
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Estratti
Permessi

 

CASE REPORTS  VASCULAR PAPERS 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 August;39(4):437-9

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

A solitary iliac artery aneurysm caused by Candida infection. Report of a case

Tsunezuka Y., Urayama H., Ohtake H., Watanabe Y.

From the Department of Surgery (I) School of Medicine, Kanazawa Univ., Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan


PDF


We report a very rare case of an infected aneurysm of solitary common iliac artery by Candida albicans. The patient, a 70 year-old male, had a history of systemic Candidemia infected through intravenous hyperlimentation (IVH) catheter 2 years ago. By physical examinations and laboratory data, infectious disease was suspected. Computed tomography showed right hydronephrosis and right solitary common iliac artery aneurysm, and operation was performed with diagnosis of infected aneurysm. The aneurysm was removed with the end of the abdominal aorta, and the arterial blood flow was restored by axillo-bifemoral bypass. Histopathological findings revealed abscess formation around the aneurysm with phlogocytes infiltration in both outer media of aneurysmal wall and vasa vasorum. Candida albicans was found as causative pathogen from resected specimens. This aneurysm is considered to be resulted from surviving candida in vasa vasorum after previous candidemia.

inizio pagina