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Chirurgia 2007 April;20(2):79-80

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Acute Leriche syndrome disclosing a mycotic aortic valve endocarditis. Case report

Farhat F. 1, Durand M. 1, Bonnefoy E. 2, Jegaden O. 1

1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery B Louis Pradel Hospital, Claude Bernard University INSERM 0226, Bron, France 2 Department of Cardiology and Intensive Care Louis Pradel Hospital, Bron, France


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Mycotic valvular endocarditis is a rare but severe condition. In intravenous drug addiction, it concerns most of the time the tricuspid valve. Yet, left heart localizations have been reported, with septic embolisms as principle complication. Herein we report the case of a 30-year-old man who presented with a Leriche syndrome disclosing an aortic valvular endocarditis. One week after surgery, he died from cerebral mycotic aneurysm rupture. The surgical management, as well as the follow up, are discussed.

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