J Maundrell, S Fletcher, P Roberts, A Stein, M Lambie
Journal Issue: 
Volume 41: Issue 2: 2011



Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis that has been widely used for the treatment of superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. We describe a rare case of supra-renal mycotic aortic aneurysm secondary to BCG instillation in a 75-year-old male. Patients presenting with systemic symptoms post-instillation, possibly with an aneurysm, should raise suspicion of BCG dissemination, which requires early instigation of anti-mycobacterial drugs.