Cryptogenic Salmonella-infected ruptured aortic aneurysms

Cardiovasc Surg. 1998 Aug;6(4):347-50. doi: 10.1016/s0967-2109(98)00008-8.


Salmonella-infected ruptured aortic aneurysms are a difficult surgical problem. Five patients with Salmonella-infected ruptured aortic aneurysms are presented. All patients were initially treated by in situ graft replacement, wide debridement of the infected aortic tissue and long-term systemic antibiotic therapy. The surgical technique of choice in acute situations, such as a rupture of the aneurysm, remains controversial. In the recent literature 26 reported cases were reviewed. Based on our clinical experience and these case reports, in situ bypass reconstruction can be justified as a surgical technique that gives at least a good short-term prognosis.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology
  • Aneurysm, Infected / surgery*
  • Aortic Rupture / microbiology*
  • Aortic Rupture / surgery
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Debridement
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Salmonella Infections* / surgery
  • Typhoid Fever / surgery