SAMUEL T. R. REVELL JR., M.D.
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The extreme rarity of case reports of primary mycotic aneurysms and their potential hazard as foci of subsequent infection prompted the author to review the literature, summarize the cases to date, and report one of his own. In addition, it is desired to call attention to the fact that primary mycotic aneurysms, if accessible to surgical approach, may be completely eradicated. Thus, from the standpoint of prognosis they are similar to traumatic aneurysms rather than the far more grave mycotic aneurysms secondary to bacterial endocarditis.
The adjective "mycotic" appears to have been coined by Osler2 to signify those aneurysms of
REVELL STR. PRIMARY MYCOTIC ANEURYSMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:431–440. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-3-431
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(3):431-440.
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