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Abstract About Septic Arteritis And Vasculitis

Posted Mar 18 2010 12:00am

Hi everyone.

Here is a very interesting piece from the International Journal Of Angiology.

The abstract is titled ” Forty years’ experience treating septic arteritis and vasculitis “, by Raymond A Dieter, Jr, MD FICA,1 George B Kuzycz, MD,1 Raymond A Dieter, III, MD,2 and Robert S Dieter, MD FICA3

The abstract is focused on 10 separate cases.

Here is a small piece from the abstract under the discussion heading…

As demonstrated, a number of complicated situations may develop as a result of arterial infections and vascular surgery. These complications may include bleeding, infection, thrombosis, false aneurysm formation and other concerns such as gangrene. The patient may develop an infection in the thoracic vessels as well as the abdominal, inguinal or peripheral areas

Recently and and in the past, we have performed simultaneous surgery for vascular and nonvascular disease. For example, if a patient undergoes elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and has concomitant cholelithiasis, we will resect the gallbladder if the vascular surgery progresses well. However, we have tended to avoid gastrointestinal and colon surgery when we are repairing the vascular abnormality. Hernias, obstructed lesions and tumours (eg, renal tumours) have been resected or repaired simultaneously without infectious difficulty. Certainly, one always is concerned about whether infection may ensue following these concomitant procedures.

You can read the entire content of this abstract here.

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