Uncommon ultrasound findings due to extensive bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis

Authors

  • Iosif Peter Koutagiar University of Athens, Hippokrateion Hospital
  • Stella Brili

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2015/hc.v9i2.586

Keywords:

ultrasound findings, extensive bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis, pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa, aneurysm of the perimembranous inlet ventricular septum, Gerboden defect, perforation of the anterior mitral leaflet.

Abstract

We report the case of a 32-year-old man, who was presented with dyspnoea and diffuse abdominal pain with associated vomiting about two months after surgery for aortic valve replacement due to endocarditis. The echocardiographic examination of the patient revealed uncommon findings such as pseudoaneurysm of the aortic intervalvular fibrosa (MAIVF), perforation of the anterior mitral leaflet, large aneurysm of the perimembranous inlet ventricular septum, Gerboden flow through the perimembranous aneurysm and finally abnormal position of the tricuspid valve towards the ventricular apex.

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2014-03-28

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