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Abstract - Fatal complication of infective endocarditis: Radiological diagnosis of aortomitral curtain pseudoaneurysm
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Safiye Sanem Dereli Bulut


Infective endocarditis is the infection of the endocardium. The pathologic hallmarks of infective endocarditis are vegetations. They appear as irregular, mobile or fixed masses that usually attach to the endocardium on the low-pressure side of a valve, chordae tendinae or ascending aorta.

Duke criteria are clinically relevant for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. In addition to clinical and laboratory findings with these criteria, the diagnosis can be made with high accuracy with imaging findings. Imaging also plays a decisive role in pre-operative evaluation, during heart valve operations and in the evaluation of often severe complications to the disease.

We present a 75-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with aortomitral curtain pseudoaneurysm due to infective endocarditis after clinical, laboratory and radiological evaluation in the light of literature review.

Key words: aneurysm, false, endocarditis, magnetic resonance ımaging

Corresponding author: Safiye Sanem Dereli Bulut. E-mail: ssanembulut@gmail.com



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