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Mycotic aneurysm of the right iliac artery: imaging diagnosis and correlation with pathological findings

Authors:

GC Colin ,

Department of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre Ottignies, Belgium
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JL Dargent,

Department of Pathology, IPG Gosselies, Belgium
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E Agneessens,

Department of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre Ottignies, Belgium
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V Scavée,

Department of Surgery, Clinique St-Pierre Ottignies, Belgium
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JP Haxhe,

Department of Surgery, Clinique St-Pierre Ottignies, Belgium
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P Bosschaert

Department of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre Ottignies, Belgium
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Abstract

We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented at the emergency department with hypogastric pain, fever, clinical signs of sepsis and a critical inflammation syndrome in her blood test values. CT-scan of the abdomen demonstrated an infected aneurysm of the right iliac artery. The patient underwent surgery with a favorable outcome.

Histological examination of resected artery was performed and compared to the CT features. The authors review the literature and stress the importance of early diagnosis and treatement.

Keywords: Aneurysm ,   mycotic  
How to Cite: Colin G, Dargent J, Agneessens E, Scavée V, Haxhe J, Bosschaert P. Mycotic aneurysm of the right iliac artery: imaging diagnosis and correlation with pathological findings. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(6):350–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.720
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Published on 01 Nov 2012.
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