Open surgical ligation of a symptomatic mycotic aneurysm of the peroneal artery

Jeremy Silver, Katelynn Ferranti, John Radtka

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Abstract

A mycotic peroneal artery aneurysm (MPAA) is a rare diagnosis. We describe a case of a patient with active fungal endocarditis who developed right lower extremity pain. Imaging demonstrated that this patient had an MPAA. This was treated with open ligation of the peroneal artery, and decompression of the aneurysm sac was performed for symptom relief. Although a rare diagnosis, MPAA should be considered in patients with a history of endocarditis who present with leg pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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