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Case reports
Aorto-right ventricular fistula associated with aortic valve endocarditis: a case report

Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Bożena Sobkowicz, Tomasz Hirnle, Anna Adamczuk, Robert Sawicki, Romuald Krynicki, Małgorzata Knapp, Włodzimierz J. Musiał
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(6):611-614.

open access

Vol 64, No 6 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-06-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 42-year old man with aortic valve endocarditis with peri-anular multi-chamber abscess formation and fistulous communication between right sinus of Valsalva and right ventricle, is presented. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed abnormal flow through the fistula confirmed at surgery. Intraoperatively the aortic valve was severely damaged with massive calcifications on the leaflets, anulus, right sinus of Valsalva and interventricular septum surrounded by fresh vegetations. Surgical procedure consisted of removal of calcification and infected tissues, followed by reconstruction of interventricular septum and aorta with pericardial patch and aortic valve replacement. Postoperative course was uneventful.

Abstract

A case of a 42-year old man with aortic valve endocarditis with peri-anular multi-chamber abscess formation and fistulous communication between right sinus of Valsalva and right ventricle, is presented. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed abnormal flow through the fistula confirmed at surgery. Intraoperatively the aortic valve was severely damaged with massive calcifications on the leaflets, anulus, right sinus of Valsalva and interventricular septum surrounded by fresh vegetations. Surgical procedure consisted of removal of calcification and infected tissues, followed by reconstruction of interventricular septum and aorta with pericardial patch and aortic valve replacement. Postoperative course was uneventful.
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Keywords

aortic valve; infective endocarditis; aorto-right ventricular fistula

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Title

Case reports
Aorto-right ventricular fistula associated with aortic valve endocarditis: a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 6 (2006)

Pages

611-614

Published online

2006-06-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(6):611-614.

Keywords

aortic valve
infective endocarditis
aorto-right ventricular fistula

Authors

Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk
Bożena Sobkowicz
Tomasz Hirnle
Anna Adamczuk
Robert Sawicki
Romuald Krynicki
Małgorzata Knapp
Włodzimierz J. Musiał

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