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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-24173

Emmert, M Y; Salzberg, S P; Plass, A; Behjati, S; Felix, C; Falk, V; Siclari, F; Grünenfelder, J (2009). "When Aneurysm Ain't Aneurysm": sinus of Valsalva aneurysm mimicked by healed abscess cavity under the aortic valve. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, 57(6):367-368.

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In a 70-year-old patient with severe aortic valve stenosis, preoperative standard imaging (transthoracic echocardiography and angiography) detected an unclear subannular cavity structure. Initially interpreted as an aneurysm of Valsalva, the structure was identified intraoperatively as a huge chronic abscess cavity and exclusion was carried out by pericardial patch plasty. This case draws attention to the importance of a differential diagnosis of an abscess due to infective endocarditis in cases of unclear subannular structures rashly diagnosed as aneurysm of Valsalva. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York.




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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Anesthesiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:17 Nov 2009 13:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:33
Additional Information:Copyright: Georg Thieme Verlag
Publisher DOI:10.1055/s-0029-1185735
PubMed ID:19707982

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