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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 81-82

Large aortic root pseudoaneurysm occurring late after aortic root repair and valve replacement for endocarditis


Department of Cardiology, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Prashanth Panduranga
Department of Cardiology, Royal Hospital, Muscat - 111
Oman
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449x.122782

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A 68-year-old male presented with Group B Streptococcus aortic valve (AV) endocarditis with aortic root abscess and refractory sepsis. An emergency cardiac surgery was performed with root abscess drainage, excision and debridement of necrotic tissue, reconstruction of annulus, and AV replacement. Fifteen months later he presented with a huge aortic root pseudoaneurysm (PA). This case illustrates late occurrence of aortic root PA following AV surgery for endocarditis.


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