Stent-graft for recurrent melioidosis mycotic aortic aneurysm

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2006 Apr;14(2):e38-40. doi: 10.1177/021849230601400232.


Melioidosis is a tropical disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei and is prevalent in South East Asia and Northern Australia. It can infect any organ system and is potentially deadly. Melioidosis causing a mycotic aneurysm of the aorta is rare. We present a patient with a melioidosis mycotic aneurysm of the descending aorta presenting with fever and right pleural effusion, managed successfully with initial Dacron graft repair with staged omental reinforcement, and subsequent endovascular stent grafting of a late anastomotic leak.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology
  • Aneurysm, Infected / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / microbiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melioidosis / complications
  • Melioidosis / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Stents*