A man in his 60s who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm 4 years ago presents with 1 week of abdominal pain, fever and leucocytosis. CT angiogram demonstrated an enlarged aneurysm sac with intraluminal gas and periaortic stranding consistent with infected EVAR. He was clinically unfit for an open surgical intervention due to his significant cardiac comorbidities, including hypertension, dyslipidaemia, type 2 diabetes, recent coronary artery bypass grafting and congestive heart failure secondary to ischaemic cardiomyopathy with an ejection fraction of 30%. Therefore, due to this significant surgical risk, he was treated with percutaneous drainage for the aortic collection and lifelong antibiotics. The patient is well 8 months following presentation with no signs of ongoing endograft infection, residual aneurysm sac enlargement, endoleak or haemodynamic instability.
- Infectious diseases
- Interventional radiology
- Vascular surgery
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Contributors BL, HH, JF and MQ: conceptualisation, methodology, validation, resources, data curation and writing—review and editing. HH and JF: clinical care. BL and HH: software and visualisation. BL, HH and MQ: formal analysis and investigation. BL: writing—original draft preparation. MQ: supervision and project administration. All authors read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
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