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Aorto-pulmonary fistula as a late complication of multiple valve replacement after Streptococcus Bovis endocarditis in a patient with occult colon carcinoma

Domenii publicaţii > Ştiinţe medicale + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Maria Florescu, Diana C. Benea, Gheorghe Cerin, Guido Lanzillo, Marco Diena, Carmelo Cernigliaro, Mircea Cinteza, Dragos Vinereanu

Editorial: PMID: 19253356 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE, 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company, Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 2009, Jul-Aug., Volume 37 Issue (6), p.369-73, 2009.


We report a case of aorto-pulmonary fistula following multiple valve surgery in a patient with colon carcinoma who had had recurrent episodes of Streptococcus Bovis endocarditis. Diagnosis was made by transesophageal echocardiography and aortography. Patient underwent emergency percutaneous implantation of an aortic endoprosthesis, but he continued to deteriorate and the fatal outcome could not be changed. This case underscores the importance of examination of gastrointestinal tract in patients with Streptococcus Bovis endocarditis. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2009 (Source: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound)
Source: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound – February 27, 2009

Cuvinte cheie: aorto-pulmonary fistula • Streptococcus Bovis endocarditis • multiple valve vegetations • colon carcinoma