Surgical treatment of pseudoaneurysm of innominate artery infected with burkholderia pseudomallei

Jun Neng Roan, Chwan Yau Luo, Hung Lin Tsai, Yu Ning Hu, Yu Jen Yang, Pao Yen Lin

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Abstract

The management of melioidosis, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, presenting as an infected pseudoaneurysm requires radical debridement and prolonged antibiotics because the pathogen is resistant to host immunity. An extra-anatomical bypass might be a better treatment choice than in situ graft interposition or other methods.We report on a 76-year-oldman with an infected pseudoaneurysmlocated in the innominate artery and a method of extra-anatomical bypass that has not yet been reported in the literature. The patient recovered well without recurrence of infection after the surgical procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalActa Cardiologica Sinica
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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