Uncommon ultrasound findings due to extensive bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis
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.
AbstractWe 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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