oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Potentially fatal tricuspid valve aspergilloma detected after laparoscopic abdominal surgery : case study
|Article Title||Potentially fatal tricuspid valve aspergilloma detected after laparoscopic abdominal surgery : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 SPS Apollo Hospitals, India, 2 SPS Apollo Hospitals, India, 3 SPS Apollo Hospitals, India and 4 SPS Apollo Hospitals, India|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
|Pages||266 - 268|
|Keyword(s)||Aspergilloma, Infective endocarditis and Tricuspid value|
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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