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Clinical course of thoracic mycotic aneurysm in a patient who was rescued by thoracic endovascular aortic repair with video-assisted thoracic surgery after rupture
  • Yun Seok Kim
Yun Seok Kim
Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital
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Abstract

Ruptured thoracic mycotic aneurysm is fatal, and surgical resection of the aorta may be unavailable because of occurrence of preoperative shock in such a patient. In the present case, the thoracic mycotic aneurysm ruptured during hospital stay, causing acute hypovolemic shock but was successfully repaired by thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) drainage.