[Occlusion of the common iliac artery caused by mycotic endocarditis]

Ann Ital Chir. 1998 May-Jun;69(3):379-82; discussion 382-3.
[Article in Italian]


Mycotic endocarditis has an incidence of 6.7% of all the forms of endocarditis and in 33-75% of the cases it complicates with peripheral embolization, more frequently to the lower limbs. Although the prognosis of the mycotic endocarditis is improved in the last years, it remains particularly serious especially when it's associated with arterial peripheral embolization. The authors report their experience in the surgical treatment of one case of occlusion of the iliac artery secondary to mycotic endocarditis, making a review of the Literature on this matter.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Candidiasis / complications*
  • Echocardiography
  • Embolism / complications
  • Embolism / etiology
  • Endocarditis / complications*
  • Endocarditis / diagnosis
  • Endocarditis / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Iliac Artery*
  • Leg / blood supply
  • Time Factors