Tuberculous aneurysm of the femoral artery: a complication of bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine immunotherapy--a case report.

Journal of Vascular Surgery

PubMedID: 2585658

Bornet P, Pujade B, Lacaine F, Bazelly B, Paquet JC, Roland J, Huguier M. Tuberculous aneurysm of the femoral artery: a complication of bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine immunotherapy--a case report. J Vasc Surg. 1989;10(6):688-92.
A case of bilateral femoral mycotic aneurysms resulting from bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine, is reported in a 74-year-old man treated by intravesical immunotherapy. The diagnosis was made after histologic and bacteriologic examinations and biochemical analysis of the acid-fast-baccilli. Treatment consisted of resection and replacement of the femoral arteries, with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft on the left side and a saphenous vein graft on the right side. After surgery the patient was treated with antituberculous chemotherapy for 1 year. The patient was doing well 18 months later.