Infective endocarditis of bicuspit aortic valve complicated by septal aneurysm and mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa pseudoaneurysm [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-50245 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.50245

Infective endocarditis of bicuspit aortic valve complicated by septal aneurysm and mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa pseudoaneurysm

Hicaz Zencirkıran Ağuş, Oya Atamaner, Begüm Uygur, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Mehmet Ertürk
Department Of Cardiology, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cardıovascular Surgery Hospital, Istanbul

Aortic valve endocarditis can lead to destruction or perforation of the leaflets, ring abscess, füstules and perivalvular regurgitation; less commonly the regurgitation itself may result in secondary damage to subaortic structures. Pseudoaneurysm of mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa is a rare complication of native aortic valve endocarditis. This region is a relatively avascular area and prone to infection during endocarditis and subsequent aneurysm formation. Herein, we present a 33 year old man who was diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis complicated by pseudoaneurysm, aneurysm and aortic valve rupture.

Keywords: Infective Endocarditis, bicuspit aortic valve, pseudoaneurysm

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Corresponding Author: Hicaz Zencirkıran Ağuş, Türkiye
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