Left vocal cord palsy: An unusual presentation of a mycotic aneurysm of the aorta caused by salmonella cholerasuis

Paul Chan, Jeng Jong Huang, Yu Jen Yang

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A 67-year-old man was admitted to hospital because of fever, productive cough and a concomitant hoarseness. A para-aortic lesion was found on chest X-ray, and bronchoscopy revealed a left vocal cord palsy. Due to rapid enlargement of the lesion, angiography was performed, which revealed a pseudoaneurysm at the descending aorta. Operation disclosed an infected aneurysm with rupture, and tissue culture yielded Salmonella cholerasuis. The findings of a mycotic aneurysm and hoarseness due to compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve is a rare and serious combination caused by salmonella, previously unreported in the medical literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-221
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology

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