Annular abscesses in surgical endocarditis: anatomic, clinical, and operative features.

@article{Baumgartner2000AnnularAI,
  title={Annular abscesses in surgical endocarditis: anatomic, clinical, and operative features.},
  author={Fritz J. Baumgartner and Bassam O Omari and John M Robertson and Randy J Nelson and Amit G Pandya and Jeffrey C Milliken},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={442-7}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine patterns of anatomic, clinical, and operative features in surgical endocarditis (SE) with annular abscess (AA). METHODS The study consisted of a retrospective analysis of SE cases with AA between 1981 and 1997. RESULTS A total of 41 cases with AA were found in 106 consecutive SE cases. There was a higher incidence of AA in aortic (37 of 71 [52%]) (p<0.01) compared to mitral (6 of 42 [14.3%]) or tricuspid (0 of 12) infections. However, the… CONTINUE READING