J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2007 Dec;15(4):136-139.

Aneurysmal Rupture of the Anterior Leaflet of the Mitral Valve Secondary to Bicuspid Aortic Valve Endocarditis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. duggymdc@hanmail.net

Abstract

Aneurysm formation and rupture of the anterior mitral leaflet is a rare complication of infectious aortic valve endocarditis. Prompt diagnosis and early surgical treatment can prevent complications such as embolization and cardiogenic shock. It is also related to the acute and severe mitral regurgitation. We describe a case of aneurysm of the anterior mitral leaflet secondary to bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis.

Keyword

Aneurysm of the mitral valve; Endocarditis; Transesophageal echocardiography; Aortic valve

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm*
Aortic Valve*
Bicuspid*
Diagnosis
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Mitral Valve*
Rupture*
Shock, Cardiogenic
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