mycotic aneurysm

1. an infected aneurysm resulting from infective endocarditis, either by hematogenous seeding of bacteria to atherosclerotic arteries or by lodging of septic emboli in the vasa vasorum. 2. occasionally, any aneurysm resulting from an infectious cause other than syphilitic aortitis.

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