Ruptured Mitral Valve Kissing Abscess to Left Atrium in Course of Aortic Valve Endocarditis

AUTHORS

A Fazlinezhad 1 , * , A Mirzaeei 2 , M Alvandi Azari 3

1 Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Center (CRC), Ghaem University Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghaem University Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghaem University Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

How to Cite: Fazlinezhad A, Mirzaeei A, Alvandi Azari M. Ruptured Mitral Valve Kissing Abscess to Left Atrium in Course of Aortic Valve Endocarditis, Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(2):20497.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 12 (2); 112-117
Published Online: April 2, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: August 3, 2010
Accepted: March 19, 2011
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Abstract

In patients with infective endocarditis affecting the aortic valve, a major complication may occur in a mechanism of direct extension of an infected jet of aortic regurgitation striking the ventricular surface of the anterior mitral leaflet. We present a 36-year-old male with infective endocarditis of the bicuspid aortic valve, who developed a secondary infection complicated by a Mitral valve leaflet kissing abscess.

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