Ruptured Mitral Valve Kissing Abscess to Left Atrium in Course of Aortic Valve Endocarditis

authors:

avatar A Fazlinezhad 1 , * , avatar A Mirzaeei 2 , avatar M Alvandi Azari 3

Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Center (CRC), Ghaem University Hospital, Mashhad, Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghaem University Hospital, Mashhad, Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ghaem University Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

how to cite: Fazlinezhad A, Mirzaeei A, Alvandi Azari M. Ruptured Mitral Valve Kissing Abscess to Left Atrium in Course of Aortic Valve Endocarditis. Shiraz E-Med J.12(2):20497.

Abstract

In patients with infective endocarditis affecting the aortic valve, a major complication may occur in a mechanism of direct extension of an infected jet of aortic regurgitation striking the ventricular surface of the anterior mitral leaflet. We present a 36-year-old male with infective endocarditis of the bicuspid aortic valve, who developed a secondary infection complicated by a Mitral valve leaflet kissing abscess.

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