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Common coronary ostium mimicking an aortic abscess in a case of bacterial endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9487476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with aortic valve endocarditis presented with severe aortic regurgitation, large vegetation, and a periannular cavity at transesophageal echocardiography consistent with an abscess. At surgery a common coronary ostium was found, which was responsible for the abnormal periannular image. Such congenital abnormality, although unusual, is an echocardiographic pitfall in the case of endocarditis.
C Vuille; P Trigo-Trindade; R Lerch; A Kalangos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-09     Completed Date:  1998-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center and Division of Cardiology, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve / ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / complications
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications,  diagnosis*
Diagnostic Errors
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications,  ultrasonography*
Heart Valve Diseases / ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Streptococcal Infections / ultrasonography

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