Ruptured mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm: lobectomy and dacron graft repair

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2003 Mar;11(1):77-9. doi: 10.1177/021849230301100120.


A 57-year-old man presenting with hemoptysis and chest pain was diagnosed to have a Staphylococcus aureus mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta, which subsequently ruptured into the left lower lobe of the lungs. He underwent successful repair with lung resection and Dacron graft replacement under hypothermic circulatory arrest, followed by long-term antibiotic therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Infected / complications
  • Aneurysm, Infected / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Aortic Rupture / complications
  • Aortic Rupture / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Lung Diseases / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonectomy / methods*
  • Polyethylene Terephthalates / therapeutic use
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Polyethylene Terephthalates