Mycotic aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Santosh Mallappa


Presents with Staphylococcus Aureus bacteremia with a background of partially treated osteomyelitis.

Patient Data

Age: 4
Gender: Male

6 cm mycotic aneurysm noted at the cardiac apex.

Case Discussion

4 year old boy partially treated for tibial osteomyelitis. Had well circumscribed mass in right lung probably empyema so CT Chest was arranged which showed multiple pneumatoceles consistent with S. aureus bacteremia but other significant lesion was noticed in the heart where a 6 cm mass noted in cardiac apex well communication with a pedicle with left ventricle which is most likely be to be mycotic aneurysm.

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Case information

rID: 13799
Published: 18th May 2011
Last edited: 15th Sep 2015
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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