Recurrent pseudoaneurysm after carotid endarterectomy

Title

Recurrent pseudoaneurysm after carotid endarterectomy

Creator

Azouz Vitali; Fahmy Joseph N; Kornbau Craig; Petrinec Drazen

Publisher

Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques

Date

2019
2019-06

Description

Pseudoaneurysms and patch infections are known complications of carotid endarterectomy with patch angioplasty. Although they are rare occurrences, they carry high morbidity and almost uniformly require surgical intervention. Infectious pathogens are often gram-positive bacteria, most commonly Staphylococcus species, whereas gram-negative infections are less frequently observed. We present a case of recurrent pseudoaneurysm in a patient who had a carotid endarterectomy with bovine pericardial patch angioplasty complicated by Pasteurella multocida infection. This case demonstrates the need for recognition and consideration of a broad differential of pathogens in evaluating and treating vascular infections.

Subject

Angioplasty; Bovine patch; Carotid endarterectomy; Complication; Infection; Pseudoaneurysm

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

128-131

Issue

2

Volume

5

Citation

Azouz Vitali; Fahmy Joseph N; Kornbau Craig; Petrinec Drazen, “Recurrent pseudoaneurysm after carotid endarterectomy,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 13, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6356.

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