Title: Simultaneous valve replacement and venous patch repair of superior mesenteric artery aneurysm due to infective endocarditis: a case report
Authors: Rega, Filip
Nevelsteen, André
Peetermans, Willy
Herregods, Marie-Christine
Flameng, Willem
Herijgers, Paul # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Series Title: The heart surgery forum vol:9 issue:5 pages:E741-3
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Peripheral mycotic aneurysm development is a rare systemic complication of infective endocarditis. CASE REPORT: We report on a case of a mycotic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery in a 66-year-old man with infective endocarditis of the mitral valve. After the mitral valve was replaced by a mechanical valve, a laparotomy was performed. The mycotic aneurysm was excised and the vessel was repaired by sewing an autologous venous patch at the neck of the aneurysm. Five years after the operation, the patient is doing fine, with a normal morphology and patency of the superior mesenteric artery. CONCLUSION: Our case demonstrates that simultaneous valve surgery and repair of a superior mesenteric artery mycotic aneurysm by sewing a vein patch in the neck of the artery is a viable treatment option.
ISSN: 1098-3511
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Experimental Cardiac Surgery (-)
Vascular Surgery
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Cardiac Surgery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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