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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Imaging findings, diagnosis, and clinical outcomes in patients with mycotic aneurysms : Single center experience. / Deipolyi, Amy R.; Bailin, Alexander; Khademhosseini, Ali; Oklu, Rahmi.

In: Clinical Imaging, Vol. 40, No. 3, 01.05.2016, p. 512-516.

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Deipolyi, Amy R. ; Bailin, Alexander ; Khademhosseini, Ali ; Oklu, Rahmi. / Imaging findings, diagnosis, and clinical outcomes in patients with mycotic aneurysms : Single center experience. In: Clinical Imaging. 2016 ; Vol. 40, No. 3. pp. 512-516.
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