Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Aneurysm Mycotic Types

There are two main types of mycotic aneurysms:

  • Bacterial infection of the arterial wall leads to the formation of an aneurysm
  • A pre-existing aneurysm in the wall of an artery becomes infected with bacteria.

Mycotic aneurysms can occur:
  • In the aorta
  • In the femoral arteries
  • In the mesenteric arteries
  • In the carotid arteries
  • In the iliac arteries
  • In the cerebral arteries
  • In the brachial arteries:
    • Arteries in the upper arm
  • In the left ventricle of the heart

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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