Rupture of a Nonaneurysmal Abdominal Aorta due to Spondylitis

Posacioglu H. , Islamoglu F., Apaydin A. Z. , Ozturk N., Oguz E.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.36, ss.65-68, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.65-68


Contiguous arterial infections are extremely rare, and their actual rate of occurrence is not known. These infections occur as a result of direct invasion of an artery from an adjacent septic focus. Reaching the diagnosis of infected aorta is very difficult when there are contiguous infections from spondylitis or psoas abscess, because the clinical features are nonspecific. Although computed tomography is the most useful diagnostic tool in the detection of aortic infections, the most frequent findings mimic those of other diseases, such as retroperitoneal fibrosis, lymphoma, and periaortic lymphadenopathy Diagnosis becomes even more challenging when an infected aorta is of normal diameter.