n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Ross procedure in a child with endocarditis and bicuspid aortic valve : online article - case report

Volume 25, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



The case is presented of a previously healthy infant with a known asymptomatic bicuspid aortic valve who developed fungal endocarditis. The patient underwent aortic root replacement with a pulmonary autograft (Ross procedure). Cultured operative material revealed infection. The patient had an excellent recovery and remained well one year later.

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