Mycotic aneurysm of the thoracoabdominal aorta in a child with end-stage renal disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 5-year-old child with nephrotic syndrome developed a mycotic saccular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) involving the visceral segment within a 4-month period following pneumococcal bacteremia and presumed spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). Due to continued aneurysm growth and progression to end-stage renal disease, TAAA repair was performed, followed by cadaveric kidney transplantation. This is the first known instance of mycotic aortic aneurysm formation as a consequence of SPB and the first report of TAAA repair in preparation for kidney transplantation in a child.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andersen, ND; Bhattacharya, SD; Williams, JB; McCann, RL; Hughes, GC

Published Date

  • October 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1161 - 1163

PubMed ID

  • 21723063

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3188355

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.04.051


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States