Infected ruptured popliteal artery aneurysm by Listeria monocytogenes. A case report and review of the literatures.


We describe a case of a voluminous infected aneurysm of the popliteal artery, with Listeria monocytogenes (LM) associated with rupture, in a 72-year old man. After radical resection of the aneurysm a reconstruction was not necessary, because of the sufficient blood supply, due to the pre-existent good development of collateral circulation. The patient was… (More)