Klebsiella pneumoniae Pseudoaneurysm of the Ascending Aorta after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

  • Seyed Khalil Forouzannia Mail Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Mohammad Hasan Abdollahi Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Seyed Jalid Mirhosseini Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Seyed Hossein Moshtaghion Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Habibollah Hosseini Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Mohammad Hossein Mirshamsi Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
Keywords:
Aneurysm, false, aneurysm, infected, coronary artery bypass, klebsiella pneumoniae

Abstract

Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta is rare in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. We describe a patient with a mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta at the proximal vein graft anastomosis site after CABG. Culture from the sinus tract of the sternum and from the aneurysm sac was Klebsiella pneumoniae. Surgical technique was patch repair of aorta under hypothermic circulatory arrest. He is asymptomatic at 24 months follow-up.

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How to Cite
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Forouzannia SK, Abdollahi MH, Mirhosseini SJ, Moshtaghion SH, Hosseini H, Mirshamsi MH. Klebsiella pneumoniae Pseudoaneurysm of the Ascending Aorta after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Acta Med Iran. 48(3):204-206.
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