Emergency endovascular stent-grafting for infected pseudoaneurysm of brachial artery.


The use of covered stents in an infected field is controversial. It is generally recommended that infected aneurysms be treated using autografts or allografts. We report a case of infected brachial pseudoaneurysms that developed after medical debridement of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-infected wound of the right arm and emergency brachial artery bypass-grafting using the saphenous vein, which was successfully treated by endovascular stent-grafting followed by antibiotic administration. The present case suggests that endovascular stent-grafting prevents rupture and occlusion of infected aneurysms and enables the continued administration of antibiotics.


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@article{Kurimoto2003EmergencyES, title={Emergency endovascular stent-grafting for infected pseudoaneurysm of brachial artery.}, author={Yoshihiko Kurimoto and Yozo Tsuchida and Jun Saito and Naoya Yama and Eichi Narimatsu and Yoshio Asai}, journal={Infection}, year={2003}, volume={31 3}, pages={186-8} }