Evolution of the infected abdominal aortic aneurysm: CT observation of early aortitis

A. Rozenblit, J. Bennett, W. Suggs

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Infected aortic aneurysm is an uncommon, life-threatening disease. Early surgical treatment is crucial to survival. An early diagnosis could be made on CT in suspected cases, although CT features of infectious aortitis overlap with retroperitoneal fibrosis, hemorrhage, and lymphadenopathy. We report the case of an infected abdominal aortic aneurysm and describe the additional potentially useful CT finding of early infectious aortitis, which helps localize the abnormality to the aortic wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 1996



  • Abdominal
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic
  • CT
  • Infected
  • Mycotic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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