Endoluminal stenting of mycotic saccular aneurysm at the aortic arch

Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(3):371-5.


Endovascular grafts have been widely used for the treatment of aneurysms since the early 1990s. They are preferred especially for use in patients in whom conventional surgical methods carry high risks of death and morbidity. Increasing operator experience and technical refinements in endovascular grafting have enabled these procedures to be performed even in critical segments of the aorta, such as the thoracic and arch levels. In this report, we present the case of a patient who was treated successfully with an endovascular graft for a mycotic saccular aneurysm located just below the left subclavian artery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, Infected / complications
  • Aneurysm, Infected / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Hoarseness / etiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve / pathology
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Stents*
  • Subclavian Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Subclavian Artery / physiopathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology