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Article

Publication Date

6-1-2018

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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages 87-90.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2017.12.002. Copyright © Shahi et al.

Abstract

Clostridium septicum aortitis is a rare, highly morbid condition typically accompanied by malignant disease, such as hematologic cancer or colon adenocarcinoma. Presenting symptoms commonly described include acute onset of abdominal pain, nausea, and fevers. Prompt diagnosis of infectious aortitis is critical to prevent deadly complications, such as sepsis and vascular catastrophe. The described management largely involves surgical resection of the infected aorta, débridement, and arterial revascularization through extra-anatomic bypass or aortic graft placement.

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English

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