Ruptured mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm: lobectomy and dacron graft repair.

Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals

PubMedID: 12692031

Sin YK, Chua YL. Ruptured mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm: lobectomy and dacron graft repair. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2003;11(1):77-9.
A 57-year-old man presenting with hemoptysis and chest pain was diagnosed to have a Staphylococcus aureus mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta, which subsequently ruptured into the left lower lobe of the lungs. He underwent successful repair with lung resection and Dacron graft replacement under hypothermic circulatory arrest, followed by long-term antibiotic therapy.