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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017, Article ID 9329504, 6 pages
Case Report

Infrarenal Infected Aortic Aneurysm Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes

1Department of General Surgery, HFR Fribourg-Cantonal Hospital, 1708 Fribourg, Switzerland
2Department of Medicine, HFR Fribourg-Cantonal Hospital, 1708 Fribourg, Switzerland

Correspondence should be addressed to Bernhard Egger; hc.rf-h@regge.drahnreb

Received 25 November 2016; Accepted 28 February 2017; Published 19 April 2017

Academic Editor: Einar Dregelid

Copyright © 2017 Floryn Cherbanyk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Infectious aneurysm is a rare entity associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Current knowledge on pathogenesis, outcome, diagnosis, management, and follow-up remains debatable. We report the case of a patient with Streptococcus pyogenes aneurysm who was successfully treated with a homograft implant and discuss microbiological characteristics, diagnostic methods, and treatment options currently available for this serious disease.