Mycotic Aneurysm Due to Leclercia Adecarboxylata: A Complication of Vertebral Osteomyelitis

We present the case of a male who presented with limb vein thrombosis, fatigue, and a history of back pain. The computed tomography scan revealed a saccular aneurysm and combined vertebral osteomyelitis of the third lumbar vertebra.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Purpose: The use of FDG PET has become more readily available over the past 15 years. It can be used to aid initial staging of testicular tumours and also assess the response to treatment in the metastatic setting, especially as residual masses are frequently seen after chemotherapy. There have been some recent concerns that FDG PET used to assess for residual disease may have a low positive predictive value [1]. A retrospective audit was carried out to look at the performance of FDG PET in seminoma patients treated at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.
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Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Adult Circulatory Support Source Type: research
We present the case of a male who presented with limb vein thrombosis, fatigue and a history of back pain. The computed tomography scan revealed a saccular aneurysm and combined vertebral osteomyelitis of the 3rd lumbar vertebra.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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