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Mycotic Aneurysm of the Aortic Arch
Ji Hye Seo, Dae Won Park, Won Suk Choi
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2014;29(3):231-233.   Published online August 31, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2014.29.3.231
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A mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta is rare. We report a case of mycotic aneurysm that developed in the aortic arch. An 86-year-old man was admitted with fever and general weakness. Blood culture yielded methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Chest X-ray showed an enlarged aortic arch, and computed tomography scan revealed an aneurysm in the aortic arch. The patient was treated only with antibiotics and not surgically. The size of the aneurysm increased rapidly, resulting in bronchial obstruction and superimposed pneumonia. The patient died of respiratory failure.

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