Infected abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus: report of a case

Surg Today. 1998;28(6):661-4. doi: 10.1007/s005950050204.


A 45-year old man with fever, abdominal pain, and a pulsating mass underwent an aneurysmectomy, with in situ reconstruction using a bifurcated knitted Dacron graft, for a saccular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A culture taken postoperatively grew Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus. The administration of antibiotics sensitive to this organism was continued for 3 months, and no infection has been encountered in the 1 year since his operation. This is only the 13th documented case of AAA infected by C. fetus subspecies fetus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology
  • Aneurysm, Infected / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / microbiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Campylobacter Infections / surgery*
  • Campylobacter fetus*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged