Sterile Aortic Root Abscess Mimicking Calcified Aortic Nodule: A Rare CaseCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Rupesh Kumar,
Room No. 4018, 4th floor Advanced Cardiac Center, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India.
Aortic root abscess or aortic annular abscess is a serious complication of aortic valve endocarditis. It usually occurs in patients with prosthetic aortic valve and coagulase-negative staphylococcal endocarditis. However, we came across a young individual of bicuspid aortic valve with no features of Infective Endocarditis (IE) with severe aortic valve regurgitation with sterile aortic root abscess and severe mitral valve regurgitation. He underwent repair of aortic root followed by replacement of both the valves with mechanical valve prosthesis.
Aortic annular abscess, Infective endocarditis, Valvular heart diseases
Rupesh Kumar, Javid Raja, Alok Kumar. STERILE AORTIC ROOT ABSCESS MIMICKING CALCIFIED AORTIC NODULE: A RARE CASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 December [cited: 2018 Mar 20 ]; 11:PD01-PD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 01, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Oct 10, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Oct 14, 2017
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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