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Infected intravenous port device causing tricuspid valve regurgitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1902654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sepsis and tricuspid valve regurgitation developed in a 29-year-old man with Crohn's disease after implantation of an intravenous port device for parenteral nutrition. A thrombus, caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis, had grown along the catheter and prolapsed through the valve without affecting it. Complete removal in an open heart procedure led to quick recovery.
M Heinemann; G Frank; K J Oldhafer; E Schmoll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-03     Completed Date:  1991-06-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  827-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects*
Catheters, Indwelling
Parenteral Nutrition, Total / instrumentation
Staphylococcal Infections / complications,  etiology*
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  surgery

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