Ruptured Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Pseudoaneurysm in a Patient on Hemodialysis Complicated with Oxacillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

William J. Yoon, Alexandria Conley, Sara Herrera, Dennis Van Dorp, David R. Lorelli

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Despite a high incidence of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in hemodialysis patients, bacterial invasion with aortic wall infection resulting in a pseudoaneurysm rarely occurs. This report describes a case of mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta that grew rapidly and ruptured into the distal vena cava causing persistent bacteremia in a patient undergoing hemodialysis complicated with oxacillin-resistant S. aureus bacteremia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204.e1-204.e4
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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