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Abstract - Endocarditis due to aortic root abscess in a patient with rupture of sinus of valsalva
Gule Rana Waseem, Shazia - Arif, Arif Maqsood Ali

Endocarditis due to Aortic Root Abscess in a Patient with Rupture of Sinus of Valsalva

Arif Maqsood Ali1, Gule Rana Waseem2, Shazia Arif3

1Department of Pathology and Blood Bank, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Pakistan

2Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

3Army Medical Corps, Pakistan

 

ABSTRACT

A ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rarely accompanies the aortic valve endocarditis. A 40-year old female presented with low threshold exertional dyspnea and fever. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in right ventricle with multiple vegetation at the aortic root. Initial blood cultures were negative and an empirical antibiotic therapy was started. Patient was operated for surgical repair of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. An aortic root abscess with rupture of sinus of Valsalva was found at operation. However, postoperatively she developed sepsis and multiorgan failure leading to her death. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2018; 8(2):69-72

Keywords: Aortic aneurysm, aortic rupture, sinus of Valsalva, infective endocarditis, aortic abscess, trans-esophageal echocardiography

 

Volume 08, Number 02 (2018)