Aortic Root Pseudoaneurysm Caused by Mycobacterium Chimaera

Vishal N. Shah, Oleg I. Orlov, Mitchell P. Sternlieb, Konstadinos A. Plestis

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Nontuberculous mycobacteria cause severe pulmonary, vascular graft, and bloodstream infections after cardiac surgery. Patient prognosis remains poor because of delays in diagnosis and treatment. Complicated aortic root infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria have been mostly fatal. We describe a case of a 50-year-old man who developed an invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infection with an aortic root pseudoaneurysm after a Bentall-de Bono procedure for a Stanford type A aortic dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e89-e91
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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