Publication
Title
Late infective endocarditis of an atrial septal occluder device presenting as a cystic mass
Author
Abstract
We report an atypical echocardiographic presentation of a vegetation in a patient with late infective endocarditis of an atrial septal defect (ASD) occluder device. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a penduculated mass attached to the left atrial side of the occluder device. This mass presented as an oscillating echo free area surrounded by a membrane attached to the device by a thin stalk. At time of surgical excision, the lesion did not present as a spherical cyst. It was assumed that the content of the echo free mass had already emptied into the left atrium. Histopathology diagnosed the mass as a vegetation. The contribution of contrast echocardiography to the evaluation of intracardiac masses is briefly discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Echocardiography: a journal of cardiovascular ultrasound and allied techniques. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2011
ISSN
0742-2822
Volume/pages
28:6(2011), p. E131-E133
ISI
000292887100008
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 18.10.2011
Last edited 22.05.2017
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