Ruptured mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta.

A 68-year-old man being treated for a Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia developed hemoptysis. A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) and computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a large descending thoracic aorta pseudoaneurysm. The patient died before surgical intervention could be performed. Pathological examination revealed the presence of a saccular… CONTINUE READING