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Loh YJ, Tay KH, Mathew S, Tan KL, Cheah FK, Sin YK
Correspondence: Dr Loh Yee Jim, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is one of the leading causes of death from communicable diseases worldwide. However, the incidence of leaking thoracic aortic tuberculous pseudoaneurysms is rare as a complication. Conventional treatment of a leaking tuberculous pseudoaneurysm involves surgery with graft interposition or patch repair. With the emergence of stent graft treatment as a viable option for leaking pseudoaneurysms, we report a 63-year-old man who had his leaking toracic aortic tuberculous pseudoaneurysm treated with endovascular stent grafting.
Keywords: aortic tuberculous pseudoaneurysm, endovascular stent graft, pseudoaneurysm, thoracic aorta, tuberculosis
Singapore Med J 2007; 48(7): e193–e195