Mycotic aneurysms of the thoracic aorta: repair with use of endovascular stent-grafts.

@article{Semba1998MycoticAO,
  title={Mycotic aneurysms of the thoracic aorta: repair with use of endovascular stent-grafts.},
  author={Charles P. Semba and Toyohiko Sakai and Suzanne M Slonim and Mahmood Razavi and Stephen Thomas Kee and Michael J. Jorgensen and Robert C. Hagberg and Gerard K Lee and Robert Scott Mitchell and D. C. Miller and Michael D. Dake},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 1 Pt 1},
  pages={33-40}
}
PURPOSE Standard therapy of mycotic aneurysms in the descending aorta consists of thoracotomy and in situ graft placement or extraanatomic bypass. The alternative use of endovascular stent-grafts was evaluated for management of infected aneurysms of the thoracic aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective analysis during a 5-year period, 112 patients underwent stent-graft placement for thoracic aortic aneurysms. Three patients (mean age, 68.6; range, 64-70 years) had mycotic thoracic… CONTINUE READING

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