alexa Rapidly progressing aneurysm of infected thoracic aorta with pseudoaneurysm formation
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Cardiology

Angiology: Open Access

Author(s): Iimori A

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A 60-year-old man presented with chest discomfort with fever and high C-reactive protein (CRP). Chest computed tomography (CT) disclosed a mediastinal soft tissue swelling originating from the aortic arch, and gallium-67 single-photon emission CT revealed intense uptake in the same region. We initially suspected mediastinitis and/or a thoracic aortic infection. Antibiotics improved his symptoms and CRP levels. However, a follow-up CT scan 33 days later, revealed an aortic arch aneurysm and the patient was diagnosed with infective aortic aneurysm. Here, we report a rare case of a rapidly progressing aneurysm of infected aorta aortic infection with pseudoaneurysm formation.

This article was published in Intern Med and referenced in Angiology: Open Access

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