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Perforated periaortic valve abscess presents as acute pericarditis and patient died in transesophageal echocardiographic study.
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PMID:  16644446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rupture of infective endocarditis-associated perivalvular abscess of left ventricular outlet leading to death is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography. We report a case of impending rupture periaortic valve abscess of left ventricular outlet that was initially diagnosed as acute pericarditis at the emergency department in which the patient suddenly collapsed during the ongoing procedure of transesophageal echocardiography. Emergency surgical intervention was performed, but in vain. Destructive aortic valve and rupture of the periaortic valve abscess were found.
Tsung-Neng Tsai; Bing-Hsiean Tzeng; Gou-Jieng Hong; Kai-Min Chu; Shu-Meng Cheng; Shih-Ping Yang
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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:  19     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-28     Completed Date:  2006-06-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579.e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Acute Disease
Aneurysm, Ruptured / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / adverse effects*
Fatal Outcome
Pericarditis / etiology,  ultrasonography

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