Purpose: To present a case of successful emergency endovascular repair of a ruptured, probably mycotic, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) with a stent-graft deliberately covering the celiac axis. Case Report: A 79-year-old woman with significant pulmonary comorbidity presented with a ruptured mycotic TAAA extending to the celiac axis. The aneurysm was excluded with a stent-graft soaked in rifampicin and deployed to deliberately occlude the celiac axis for effective distal sealing and fixation. The patient recovered well and was prescribed antibiotic treatment for up to 6 months. Conclusion: Endovascular repair of a ruptured TAAA may be a life-saving option. In emergency situations when poor distal anatomy is present, covering the celiac artery with the stent-graft should be considered.
- Endovascular repair
- Mycotic aneurysm
- Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm