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Rupture of a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm due to Aspergillus endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8120084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of rupture of an acquired sinus of Valsalva aneurysm secondary to Aspergillus endocarditis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and idiopathic thrombocytopaenia purpura. Despite adequate repair and haemodynamic correction, with an apparent excellent initial result, the patient died of overwhelming sepsis at twelve days postoperatively. This case demonstrates an unusual cause of rupture of a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm and the morbidity associated with immunological dysfunction in the post-operative period.
J Hurley; E McGovern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-04     Completed Date:  1994-04-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Cardiac Surgical Unit, Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / complications,  microbiology
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*
Aortic Rupture / etiology*
Aspergillosis / complications*
Endocarditis / complications*,  microbiology
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Sinus of Valsalva / microbiology*

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