Aortic sepsis from an appendiceal abscess
appendiceal abscess; infected aortic aneursym
A 75-year-old man with infection in a pre-existing abdominal aortic aneurysm secondary to an appendiceal abscess is described. A single similar case has been reported in the English literature. Appendicitis was diagnosed at exploration. In both cases, the appendix was located in a retroileal position in the retroperitoneum, thereby allowing tracking of the abscess to the aneurysm wall. Resection and extra-anatomic vascular reconstruction were curative. © 1994, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.
Mostovych, M., Johnson, L., & Cambria, R. (1994). Aortic sepsis from an appendiceal abscess. Vascular, 2 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/096721099400200115