A Mycobacterium bovis Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Resulting From Bladder Cancer Treatment, Resection, and Reconstruction With a Cryopreserved Aortic Graft
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal; Vascular Grafting; Mycobacterium bovis
Mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a clinical challenge for vascular surgeons due to their critical location, surrounding inflammation, risk of rupture, and danger of reinfection following treatment. We present a case of Mycobacterium bovis AAA in a 69-year-old male after treatment with intravesicular bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy for bladder carcinoma. The classical approach for mycotic AAA entails extra-anatomic reconstruction followed by resection with oversewing of the proximal and distal aortic stumps. Alternative in-line reconstruction options have also been advocated. This case illustrates a technically straightforward, durable, in-line repair within an infected field utilizing cryopreserved aortic allograft.
DOI of Published Version
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 Jan;47(1):61-4. doi: 10.1177/1538574412463973. Link to article on publisher's site
Vascular and endovascular surgery
Psoinos, Charles M.; Simons, Jessica P.; Baril, Donald T.; Robinson, William P. III; and Schanzer, Andres, "A Mycobacterium bovis Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Resulting From Bladder Cancer Treatment, Resection, and Reconstruction With a Cryopreserved Aortic Graft" (2013). Surgery Publications and Presentations. 125.