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Infective endocarditis of a bicuspid aortic valve complicated by septal aneurysm and mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa pseudoaneurysm [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(2): 147-150 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.50245

Infective endocarditis of a bicuspid 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, İstanbul Health Sciences University Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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

Keywords: Bicuspid aortic valve, infective endocarditis; pseudoaneurysm.













How to cite this article
Hicaz Zencirkıran Ağuş, Oya Atamaner, Begüm Uygur, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Mehmet Ertürk. Infective endocarditis of a bicuspid aortic valve complicated by septal aneurysm and mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa pseudoaneurysm. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(2): 147-150

Corresponding Author: Hicaz Zencirkıran Ağuş, Türkiye
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