Perforated giant mycotic aneurysm of mitral valve in a drug-addicted young man: Rare complication of infective endocarditis

Vincenzo Lavanco, Mirko Curzi, Enrico Giustiniano, Donatella Raspante, Daniela Di Lisi, Renato Maria Bragato

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) affects patients at high clinical risk and may present as an acute and rapidly progressive, subacute or chronic infection. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography represent the key diagnostic method in IE diagnosis. In particular, three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography represents the imaging technique that allows to establish with adequate accuracy dimensions, shape, and localization of endocarditis vegetations. In our case, we show a huge vermiform mycotic aneurysm in an immunodeficient young drug-addicted man with severe mitral valve regurgitation and the additive value of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in this specific clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalEchocardiography
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • 3D color echocardiography
  • infective endocarditis
  • three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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