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Doctors save man with mycotic aneurysm

Update: April, 28/2015 - 07:50
HCM CITY (VNS) — Doctors at HCM City University Medical Centre successfully performed an operation on a 55-year-old patient from Binh Phuoc Province who had a ruptured mycotic aneurysm caused by a bacterial infection.

A mycotic aneurysm is an aneurysm arising from infection of the arterial wall, usually bacterial.

After a surgery on April 18 following a traffic accident, he patient had a stomach ache and high fever.

Doctors of HCM City University Medical Centre later diagnosed him with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm and performed surgery immediately.

Mycotic aneurysms are rare, said Le Thanh Phong, head of the Vascular Surgery Unit. But the risk of fatality due to rupture, if not treated promptly, is up to 90 per cent. — VNS

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