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Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm due to brucellosis: a rare case report

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Title
Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm due to brucellosis: a rare case report
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BMC Infectious Diseases, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2485-7
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Shuai Wang, Qi Wang, Han Liu, Siqiao Sun, Xiwei Sun, Yang Zhang, Zhongying Wang, Zhihua Cheng

Abstract

Arterial damage is a known complication of brucellosis, but the occurrence of a thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm secondary to brucellosis has not been previously reported. A 65-year-old Chinese man presented with a pseudoaneurysm in the descending segment of the thoracic aorta that caused symptoms of chest pain and intermittent fever. He was diagnosed with a thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm secondary to brucellosis based on a positive brucella serology test (standard-tube agglutination test) and imaging examination (computed tomography angiography). Anti-brucellosis treatment and covered stent graft implantation were attempted to eliminate the brucellosis and pseudoaneurysm, respectively, and were ultimately successful, with no symptoms after 6 months of follow-up. Endovascular repair may be effective and safe for treating a thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm resulting from brucellosis.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 6 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 33%
Student > Master 1 17%
Student > Bachelor 1 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 17%
Unspecified 1 17%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 50%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 17%
Unspecified 1 17%
Engineering 1 17%

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