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Revista médica de Chile

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SAGUES C, Rodrigo  and  SOTO G, Sebastián. Hybrid management of an infectious pseudoaneurysm: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.8, pp.1071-1074. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872011000800014.

We report a 61-year-old male with a four months history of progressive back pain, fever, weight loss and hematuria. A CAT scan showed a spondylitis with destruction of L1 and L2 vertebral bodies and a big pseudoaneurysm of the posterior wall of the visceral aorta. A hybrid approach was used to repair the lesion in two stages; a surgical superior mesenteric artery revascularization followed by the placement of an endovascular stent graft in the affected segment of the aorta 48 hours later, excluding the lesion from circulation. In the postoperative period, no evidence of mesenteric vascular insufficiency was detected but the patient developed a systemic inflammatory response that was managed adequately. A CAT scan performed one month later confirmed the exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm. One year after surgery, the patient is able to walk and without evidences of infection or pseudoaneurysm.

Keywords : Aneurysm; infected; Prostheses and implants; Stents.

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