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.
- Mycotic aneurysm
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging