Title

Aortic sepsis from an appendiceal abscess

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Journal

Vascular

Volume

2

Issue

1

DOI

10.1177/096721099400200115

Keywords

appendiceal abscess; infected aortic aneursym

Abstract

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.

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