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Ruptured Mycotic Superior Mesenteric Artery Aneurysms and Infective Endocarditis
Journal of Case Reports
Aneurysms of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and its branches are uncommon complication of infective endocarditis (IE) and have a high rate of rupture and mortality. Case Report: A 50-year-old female was diagnosed and treated for IE with good initial evolution. During pre-surgery evaluation, the patient developed hemorrhagic shock. Computed tomography angiogram revealed hemoperitoneum and contrast extravasations due to rupture of aneurysm originating from an SMA's branch. The patient wasdoi:10.17659/01.2019.0042 fatcat:pkq4tuwljbc6zlla7zurqbvzmu