Int J Angiol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718545
Case Report

An Unusual Presentation of Mycotic Popliteal Artery Pseudoaneurysm due to Pasteurella multocida Infection

Antoni Orgiu
1  Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil, France
,
Thomas Zanier
1  Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil, France
,
Mahine Kashi-Dakhil
1  Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil, France
,
Rym Zaimi
1  Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil, France
,
Bassel Dakhil
1  Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil, France
,
Pascale Longuet
2  Department of Infectious Disease, Unit of Infectious Disease, Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil, France
,
Patrick Bagan
1  Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil, France
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Abstract

Pasteurella multocida, a zoonotic infectious pathogen, is a rare cause of mycotic aneurysms in human hosts. A 76-year-old man was admitted at our emergency unit for a superinfection of his right limb. The patient was initially treated for a knee arthritis. After a first-line antibiotherapy, the patient was referred to the vascular department for the management of a right acute limb ischemia. The work-up revealed a ruptured pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery. The ruptured artery was surgically explanted, and a femoropopliteal bypass was then performed. Pasteurella multocida was detected after bacterial analysis of the aneurysm. The postoperative course was uneventful. This case is the first reported case, to our knowledge, of a popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm due to Pasteurella multocida infection.



Publication History

Received: 21 April 2020

Accepted: 08 September 2020

Publication Date:
26 November 2020 (online)

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