Mycotic aneurysm of superficial palmar arch—treated by microvascular reconstruction

Mycotic aneurysm of superficial palmar arch—treated by microvascular reconstruction Mycotic aneurysms (MAs) are extremely rare. We report a case of MA of the superficial palmar arch in the presence of acute bacterial endocarditis of native aortic valve. The diagnosis was made by arteriography. Excision of MA with microvascular reconstruction was performed to prevent rupture of the aneurysm and possible digital ischemia. MAs of the hand can be treated successfully with surgery, in this case by excision and microvascular reconstruction. Arteriography should be routinely used to plan the surgical strategy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Mycotic aneurysm of superficial palmar arch—treated by microvascular reconstruction

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-008-0249-8
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Abstract

Mycotic aneurysms (MAs) are extremely rare. We report a case of MA of the superficial palmar arch in the presence of acute bacterial endocarditis of native aortic valve. The diagnosis was made by arteriography. Excision of MA with microvascular reconstruction was performed to prevent rupture of the aneurysm and possible digital ischemia. MAs of the hand can be treated successfully with surgery, in this case by excision and microvascular reconstruction. Arteriography should be routinely used to plan the surgical strategy.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2008

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