Gonococcal ascending aortitis with penetrating ulcers and intraluminal thrombus.

@article{Woo2011GonococcalAA,
  title={Gonococcal ascending aortitis with penetrating ulcers and intraluminal thrombus.},
  author={Janghee Woo and David G. Rabkin and Nahush A. Mokadam and Mara H Rendi and Gabriel S. Aldea},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={910-2}
}
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an uncommon pathogen causing bacterial aortitis. We describe a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve and known ascending aortic aneurysm who presented with fever and chest pain. Imaging demonstrated complex penetrating ulcers in the proximal ascending aorta. The patient underwent a modified Bentall procedure, resection of the ulcers… CONTINUE READING