mycotic aneurysm

What is a mycotic aneurysm? Which imaging findings help suggest the diagnosis?

One might think mycotic means “related to fungus,” but mycotic aneurysm refers to an aneurysm caused by any type of infection, usually bacterial. Imaging features that may suggest the diagnosis are rapid change in size, adjacent inflammation, perivascular gas, eccentric or saccular configuration, or lack of atherosclerotic calcification.


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