Infectious Aortitis in a Liver Transplant Recipient



The development of an abdominal aortic aneurysm secondary to infectious aortitis following solid organ transplantation is a rare event that in the absence of surgical intervention, can lead to uncontrolled sepsis, catastrophic hemorrhage and death. Arterial allografts have been a viable surgical option for the past 30 years, although operative modalities have undergone a paradigm shift in recent years. We describe the first case in the literature of a liver transplant recipient who developed an infrarenal aortic aneurysm secondary to Salmonella bacteraemia, which was treated successfully with aortic allograft transplantation.