Treatment of a Salmonella-induced rapidly expanding aortic pseudoaneurysm involving the visceral arteries using the Cardiatis multilayer stent

Michel M.P.J. Reijnen*, Steven M.M. Van Sterkenburg

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Abstract

Treatment of infection-induced aortic aneurysms is among the greatest challenges nowadays of vascular surgery because the use of prosthetic material is considered unsuitable. The Cardiatis multilayer stent (Cardiatis, Isnes, Belgium) is a flow-diverting bare stent with a proven efficacy in peripheral and visceral artery aneurysms. We present a unique case of a Salmonella serotype enteritidis-induced rapidly expanding aortic pseudoaneurysm with a penetrating ulcer that was treated with the Cardiatis multilayer stent. At 18 months of follow-up, the patient was in good clinical condition, with normalized C-reactive protein levels. Computed tomography angiography and 2-deoxy-2-[F18]-fluoro-d-glucose-positron-emission tomography/computed tomography showed a stable, mostly thrombosed aneurysm, with adequate perfusion of the side branches and no remaining signs of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1056-1058
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

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