A rare case of prosthetic endocarditis and dehiscence in a mechanical valved conduit

Arun Kannan, Cristy Smith, Sreekumar - Subramanian, Rajesh Janardhanan

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Abstract

A middle-aged adult patient with a history of aortic root replacement with a mechanical valved conduit and remote chest trauma was referred to our institution with prosthetic endocarditis. Transoesophageal echocardiogram at our institution confirmed a near-complete dehiscence of the prosthetic aortic valve from the conduit, with significant perivalvular flow forming a pseudoaneurysm. The patient underwent a high-risk re-operation, involving redo aortic root replacement with a homograft after extensive debridement of the infected tissue. The patient was discharged to an outside facility after an uncomplicated hospital course, and remains stable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2014
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StatePublished - 2014

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Endocarditis
False Aneurysm
Debridement
Aortic Valve
Allografts
Thorax
Wounds and Injuries

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A rare case of prosthetic endocarditis and dehiscence in a mechanical valved conduit. / Kannan, Arun; Smith, Cristy; Subramanian, Sreekumar -; Janardhanan, Rajesh.

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