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Teddy bear in the heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15529904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a patient with native aortic valve endocarditis, transoesphageal echocardiography yielded a teddy bear appearance which is not reported so far. A perivalvular abscess (right ear), the superior vena cava in cross section (left ear) and the dilated (post-stenotic) aortic root (face) made up the teddy bear. This was not a cuddlesome toy but an ominous sign. The genesis of perivalvular abscess as well as the role of transoesphageal echocardiography in its diagnosis and treatment are briefly reviewed.
K Mahadevan Krishnamoorthy; S Rema Krishnamanohar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1569-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-08     Completed Date:  2005-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / microbiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Aortic Valve Stenosis / microbiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Doppler
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis / microbiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation

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