Rupture of an Infected Popliteal Aneurysm. Case Report and Review of the Literature

A. Ysa, M. R. Bustabad, A. Arruabarrena, E. Perez, I. Lopez-Vidaur, J. A. García-Alonso

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Abstract

We present a case of a ruptured popliteal aneurysm in the context of an E. Coli sepsis secondary to a gastrointestinal infection. The diagnosis was made on history and examination and was confirmed by Ultrasound, scintigraphy and CT scan. A broad debridement and revascularization by means of a femoral-popliteal bypass with the great saphenous vein was performed. The literature of infected popliteal aneurysms is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalEJVES Extra
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • E. Coli
  • Infected aneurysm
  • Mycotic
  • Popliteal aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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