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 nearcomplete dehiscence of the prosthetic aortic valve from the conduit, with significant perivalvular flow forming a pseudoaneurysm. The patient underwent a high-risk reoperation, involving redo aortic root replacement with homograft after extensive debridement of the infected tissue. The patient was discharged to an outside facility after an uncomplicated hospital course, and remains stable. Copyright 2014 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number200720
JournalBMJ case reports
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 2014

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