Mycotic aneurysms of aortic root and aorta-to-left atrial fistula complicating bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis

OZERKAN F., DUYGU H., Nalbantgil S. , CINAR C.

CARDIOLOGY, vol.105, no.2, pp.110-112, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000090203
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-112


Unlike root abscess, fistula formation is quite uncommon in aortic valve endocarditis. In this report, we describe a patient with subacute bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis complicated by aortic insufficiency, mycotic aneurysms of the aortic root and fistulous communication between the aorta and the left atrium and his recovery upon surgical treatment. Copyright (c) 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.