Mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae: a case report and review of the literature.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200741
Title:
Mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae: a case report and review of the literature.
Authors:
Killeen, Shane D; O'Brien, Noel; O'Sullivan, Martin J; Karr, George; Redmond, H Paul; Fulton, Gregory J
Affiliation:
Departments of General Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
Mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae: a case report and review of the literature. 2009, 3:117 J Med Case Reports
Journal:
Journal of medical case reports
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200741
DOI:
10.1186/1752-1947-3-117
PubMed ID:
19946535
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2783058/pdf/1752-1947-3-117.pdf; http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/pdf/1752-1947-3-117.pdf
Abstract:
Cases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysm are rare. Presentation is variable but invasive and non-invasive investigations collectively facilitate diagnosis and guide operative procedures. Definitive treatment generally utilizes surgical intervention with excision and reconstruction using autologous vein graft. Prolonged targeted antibiotic therapy is an important adjuvant.; We describe the clinical presentation, radiological investigations and strategies on the management of a 47-year-old Caucasian Irish man who presented with a mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery due to thromboembolisation from Streptococus pneumoniae endocarditis.; Cases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysms are rare. To the best of our knowledge this is the first documented case of a popliteal artery mycotic aneurysm developing secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae highlighting the changing profile of causative microorganisms.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
INTRODUCTION: Cases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysm are rare. Presentation is variable but invasive and non-invasive investigations collectively facilitate diagnosis and guide operative procedures. Definitive treatment generally utilizes surgical intervention with excision and reconstruction using autologous vein graft. Prolonged targeted antibiotic therapy is an important adjuvant. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the clinical presentation, radiological investigations and strategies on the management of a 47-year-old Caucasian Irish man who presented with a mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery due to thromboembolisation from Streptococus pneumoniae endocarditis. CONCLUSION: Cases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysms are rare. To the best of our knowledge this is the first documented case of a popliteal artery mycotic aneurysm developing secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae highlighting the changing profile of causative microorganisms.
ISSN:
1752-1947

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dc.contributor.authorKilleen, Shane Den
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Noelen
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Martin Jen
dc.contributor.authorKarr, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, H Paulen
dc.contributor.authorFulton, Gregory Jen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-06T15:26:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-06T15:26:06Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationMycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae: a case report and review of the literature. 2009, 3:117 J Med Case Reportsen
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947-
dc.identifier.pmid19946535-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1947-3-117-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200741-
dc.descriptionINTRODUCTION: Cases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysm are rare. Presentation is variable but invasive and non-invasive investigations collectively facilitate diagnosis and guide operative procedures. Definitive treatment generally utilizes surgical intervention with excision and reconstruction using autologous vein graft. Prolonged targeted antibiotic therapy is an important adjuvant. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the clinical presentation, radiological investigations and strategies on the management of a 47-year-old Caucasian Irish man who presented with a mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery due to thromboembolisation from Streptococus pneumoniae endocarditis. CONCLUSION: Cases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysms are rare. To the best of our knowledge this is the first documented case of a popliteal artery mycotic aneurysm developing secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae highlighting the changing profile of causative microorganisms.en
dc.description.abstractCases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysm are rare. Presentation is variable but invasive and non-invasive investigations collectively facilitate diagnosis and guide operative procedures. Definitive treatment generally utilizes surgical intervention with excision and reconstruction using autologous vein graft. Prolonged targeted antibiotic therapy is an important adjuvant.-
dc.description.abstractWe describe the clinical presentation, radiological investigations and strategies on the management of a 47-year-old Caucasian Irish man who presented with a mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery due to thromboembolisation from Streptococus pneumoniae endocarditis.-
dc.description.abstractCases of true mycotic popliteal artery aneurysms are rare. To the best of our knowledge this is the first documented case of a popliteal artery mycotic aneurysm developing secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae highlighting the changing profile of causative microorganisms.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2783058/pdf/1752-1947-3-117.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/pdf/1752-1947-3-117.pdfen
dc.titleMycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery secondary to Streptococus pneumoniae: a case report and review of the literature.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartments of General Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of medical case reportsen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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