Emphysematous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by Clostridium septicum with Synchronous Colon Cancer

Emphysematous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by Clostridium septicum with Synchronous Colon Cancer

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Tools and Methods

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Discussion & Conclusion

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Comments: The Discussion gives a brief account of Clostridium septicum and its presence in traumatic conditions providing appropriate literature. Further, the Discussion illustrates the imaging findings of the reported case and mentions relevant broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment for the underlined C. septicum conditions. Lastly, the Conclusion highlights that C. septicum being a rare entity, is associated with colon cancer and must be diagnosed early to overcome further complications.



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Comments: There are few errors found in the manuscript, which are as follows:

·       Under Case Report, 1st paragraph, 4th sentence, “A colonoscopy performed 2 weeks after revealed a moderately differentiated transverse colon adenocarcinoma” is reframed as “A colonoscopy was performed after 2 weeks which revealed a moderately differentiated transverse colon adenocarcinoma.”

·       In Discussion, 2nd paragraph, 5th sentence, Although in our case we did not found a retroperitoneal colonic perforation” is corrected as “Although, in our case, we did not find a retroperitoneal colonic perforation.”


Further comments on the paper

Comments: The case report presents a case of 80-year-old man for elective endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The patient was complicated with the aortic gas and tested positive for Clostridium septicum, resulting in acute renal failure and cardiopulmonary arrest after postoperative treatment. The authors put forth the rarity of C. septicum-infected aortic aneurysm and its importance of early diagnosis.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Veronica Fernandez Alvarez
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Hospital Universitario Cabueñes, Gijon, Spain

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Fri 11, Mar 2022
Accepted: Mon 28, Mar 2022
Published: Thu 07, Apr 2022
© 2021 Veronica Fernandez Alvarez. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2022.03.03