Mycotic aortic aneurysm presenting as multiple cerebral abscesses

M. Pocar, A. Moneta, S. Pelenghi, F. Donatelli, F. Tresoldi, F. Scomazzoni, A. Grossi

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Abstract

A 68-year-old male presented with multiple cerebral abscesses. Possible intrathoracic embolic sources were not detected by echocardiography and chest radiography and the main lesion was surgically excised. Following deterioration of the neurological status, computerized tomography performed 2 weeks later revealed a mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta, probably related to a previous cardiac operation. This is the first case in the literature of aortic infection presenting as multiple brain abscesses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-290
Number of pages2
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume140
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Infected Aneurysm
Brain Abscess
Aortic Aneurysm
Radiography
Echocardiography
Aorta
Thorax
Tomography
Infection

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Aorta ascending
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Mycotic aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Pocar, M., Moneta, A., Pelenghi, S., Donatelli, F., Tresoldi, F., Scomazzoni, F., & Grossi, A. (1998). Mycotic aortic aneurysm presenting as multiple cerebral abscesses. Acta Neurochirurgica, 140(3), 289-290. https://doi.org/10.1007/s007010050098

Mycotic aortic aneurysm presenting as multiple cerebral abscesses. / Pocar, M.; Moneta, A.; Pelenghi, S.; Donatelli, F.; Tresoldi, F.; Scomazzoni, F.; Grossi, A.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 140, No. 3, 1998, p. 289-290.

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Pocar, M, Moneta, A, Pelenghi, S, Donatelli, F, Tresoldi, F, Scomazzoni, F & Grossi, A 1998, 'Mycotic aortic aneurysm presenting as multiple cerebral abscesses', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 140, no. 3, pp. 289-290. https://doi.org/10.1007/s007010050098
Pocar M, Moneta A, Pelenghi S, Donatelli F, Tresoldi F, Scomazzoni F et al. Mycotic aortic aneurysm presenting as multiple cerebral abscesses. Acta Neurochirurgica. 1998;140(3):289-290. https://doi.org/10.1007/s007010050098
Pocar, M. ; Moneta, A. ; Pelenghi, S. ; Donatelli, F. ; Tresoldi, F. ; Scomazzoni, F. ; Grossi, A. / Mycotic aortic aneurysm presenting as multiple cerebral abscesses. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 1998 ; Vol. 140, No. 3. pp. 289-290.
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