Infective endocarditis with an aortic periannular abscess extending along the right coronary artery.


A 50-year-old male underwent surgery for infective aortic valve endocarditis, which had been refractory to medical treatment. The valve was bicuspid, and involvement of the annular and subannular structures was recognized. A large suppurative discharge was obtained on incising this portion. Although there was no interventricular shunt, the abscess cavity… (More)


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