Infected aortic aneurysms: CT appearance

Robert L. Vogelzang, Roya Sohaey

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Three patients with infected (mycotic) aortic aneurysms were diagnosed primarily by CT. In two patients findings included the presence of a saccular aneurysm with an irregular lumen, perianeurysmal fluid, gas and/or hematoma, osteomyelitis in adjacent vertebral bodies, and disruption of in- timal calcification. In one patient with sepsis there was rapid development of an aortic aneurysm. Computed tomography is of substantial benefit in the identification and characterization of infected aortic aneurysms. Certain features may strongly suggest the diagnosis without use of aortography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes



  • Aneurysm, aortic
  • Aorta, infection
  • Computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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