Mycotic aneurysm of the inferior mesenteric artery

Am J Surg. 1979 Sep;138(3):443-5. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(79)90281-2.


This is the first reported case of successful management of a mycotic aneurysm of the inferior mesenteric artery. The only helpful clinical manifestations were episodes of previous abdominal pain and a history of bacterial endocarditis. The surgical management involved simple excision without revascularization of the inferior mesenteric artery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, Infected / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, Infected / etiology
  • Aneurysm, Infected / surgery*
  • Aortography
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous / adverse effects
  • Ligation
  • Male
  • Mesenteric Arteries* / diagnostic imaging
  • Mesenteric Arteries* / surgery