oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Potentially fatal tricuspid valve aspergilloma detected after laparoscopic abdominal surgery : case study

Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Fungal endocarditis accounts for 1.3-6% of all cases of infective endocarditis. The most common causative organism is Candida, followed by Aspergillus and other mould fungi. Aspergillus endocarditis is usually associated with high morbidity and mortality. Establishing a definitive and timely diagnosis remains difficult and there are many reports of undetected aspergillomas leading to fatalities in the perioperative period. We present a case report of preoperatively undiagnosed large mobile tricuspid valve aspergilloma obstructing the right ventricular inlet, diagnosed incidentally on the second postoperative day after laparoscopic pancreatic abscess drainage.

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