Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms: a new challenge? Report of a case

J Vasc Surg. 1989 Sep;10(3):254-7.


The case of a 64-year-old white man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm infected with Salmonella is presented. Five points related to this case are addressed. It is feared that the vascular surgeon may face patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and abdominal aortic aneurysms infected with Salmonella with increasing frequency in the future. This case raises medical, ethical, and moral questions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / surgery
  • Aorta, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm / complications*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Salmonella Infections / complications