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From arteritis to mycotic aneurysm: visualization of the progression of mycotic aneurysm development

Nira Beck-Razi 1, Gad Bar-Joseph, Amos Ofer, Aharon Hoffman, Diana Gaitini

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Although uncommon, mycotic aneurysms in infants can be lethal because of the high risk of rapid expansion and rupture. Most catheter-associated mycotic aneurysms reported in the first year of life develop following umbilical artery catheterizations. We describe the sonographic detection of an early stage mycotic aneurysm in a 4-month-old following femoral artery catheterization complicated by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) septicemia. We also describe the sonographic and radiographic progression of this mycotic aneurysm before surgery.

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