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The use of three-dimensional echocardiography in the visualization of pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa.
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PMID:  19875906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (MAIF) is an uncommon but serious complication of aortic valve endocarditis. A 23-year-old woman was referred to our institution with the diagnosis of aortic valve endocarditis thought to be complicated by an aortic root abscess. Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography revealed a vegetation attached to the left coronary cuspis of the aortic valve and a false aneurysm-like structure in the MAIF at the left ventricular outflow tract. The diagnosis of MAIF pseudoaneurysm was confirmed by three-dimensional echocardiography. The patient died a few hours after admission because of worsening of her neurological status. An abscess-like structure detected in a patient with aortic valve endocarditis should be differentiated from a pseudoaneurysm of the MAIF.
Authors:
Hatice Selçuk; Mehmet Timur Selçuk; Omaç Tüfekçioğlu; Nurcan Arat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1016-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426239     Medline TA:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Turkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. haticsel@hotmail.com
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