Spontaneous abdominal aortic infections. Essentials of diagnosis and management.

  title={Spontaneous abdominal aortic infections. Essentials of diagnosis and management.},
  author={J M Ewart and Melissa L. Burke and Thomas Bunt},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={49 1},
The spectrum, pathogenesis, and changing bacteriology of spontaneous abdominal aortic infections is presented. The classic presentation includes fever, positive blood cultures, and a pulsatile abdominal mass. However, most essential in the preoperative diagnosis is having a high index of suspicion. The bacteriologic spectrum is changing, with Salmonella now being the most common organism cultured. Principles of management include aggressive antibiotic therapy, excision of infected tissue, and… CONTINUE READING
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