Imaging findings, diagnosis, and clinical outcomes in patients with mycotic aneurysms: Single center experience

Amy R. Deipolyi, Alexander Bailin, Ali Khademhosseini, Rahmi Oklu

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Abstract

Purpose: To review the presentation, imaging, clinical management, and outcomes in patients with mycotic aneurysm (MA). Methods: Fifty-five cases in 49 patients (33 men, 16 women, average age: 66.2 years) were identified. Results: Of 49 patients, only 20% presented with the classic clinical triad of fever, elevated white count, and pain. Computed tomography was the most utilized imaging modality; focal vascular outpouching was the most frequent imaging finding (76%). There was 17% mortality rate within 6 months of diagnosis despite intervention. Conclusions: Clinical presentation and blood cultures can be nonspecific, highlighting the importance of imaging diagnosis of MA to expedite treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-516
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Imaging
  • Infection
  • Mycotic aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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