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      Mycotic Aneurysms of Aortic Root and Aorta-to-Left Atrial Fistula Complicating Bicuspid Aortic Valve Endocarditis

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          Unlike root abscess, fistula formation is quite uncommon in aortic valve endocarditis. In this report, we describe a patientwith 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.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                CRD
                Cardiology
                10.1159/issn.0008-6312
                Cardiology
                S. Karger AG
                0008-6312
                1421-9751
                2006
                February 2006
                10 February 2006
                : 105
                : 2
                : 110-112
                Affiliations
                Department of Cardiology, Ege University Medical School, İzmir, Turkey
                Article
                90203 Cardiology 2006;105:110–112
                10.1159/000090203
                16357480
                © 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel

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