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Aortic root abscess with fistula formation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9149607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortic root abscess is a common complication of aortic valve endocarditis. However, aortic root abscess and formation of a fistula from the aortic root to the right ventricular outflow tract in the setting of a native aortic valve and previous repair of an aortic dissection with a Dacron graft is an uncommon event. Transesophageal echocardiography is superior to transthoracic echocardiography for the diagnosis of aortic root abscess. To our knowledge, no studies have compared the diagnostic value of cardiac MRI with transesophageal echocardiography for this condition.
S W Hwang; E K Yucel; S Bernard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-03     Completed Date:  1997-06-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1436-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Boston City Hospital, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Arterio-Arterial Fistula / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Coronary Vessels / pathology,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Sinus of Valsalva / pathology,  ultrasonography
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates

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