CC BY 4.0 · Aorta (Stamford) 2020; 08(03): 076-079
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714715
Case Report

Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery and Unknown Infected Thrombus in the Dissected Descending Thoracic Aorta

Juan Caceres
1  University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2  Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2  Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Linda Farhat
2  Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2  Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
› Institutsangaben
Funding None.

Abstract

We report an intricate aortic root replacement in a young male patient suffering from native valve infective endocarditis due to Serratia marcescens. Further complicating the total root replacement, there was an unknown infected aortic thrombus and a concomitant anomalous right coronary artery with an intramural course. As a result of our more aggressive approach, we believe that we lowered the risk of recurrent infection of the bioprosthesis of the aortic root.



Publikationsverlauf

Eingereicht: 14. September 2018

Angenommen: 24. Mai 2020

Publikationsdatum:
05. November 2020 (online)

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