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Chirurgia 2017 October;30(5):173-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.17.04640-X

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Successful surgical repair of rapid growth infected mitral annular aneurysm caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Mototsugu TAMAKI 1, Hideki KITAMURA 1 , Arishige KIMURA 1, Yasuhide OKAWA 2

1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagoya Heart Center, Nagoya, Japan; 2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gifu Heart Center, Gifu, Japan


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As the infected mitral annular aneurysm is an infrequent finding but a quite formidable condition, it requires prompt diagnosis and proper treatment without delay. This manuscript describes a mitral annular aneurysm caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis which grew rapidly despite effective rigorous antibiotics. At an emergent operation, radical debridement of the aneurysm and abscess resulted in a partial dehiscence of the left ventricle and left atrium. This was repaired successfully with a bovine pericardial felt strip followed by bio-prosthetic mitral valve replacement. Repeat imaging modality could detect the disease and provide the information to the surgeons. The serious infected mitral annular aneurysm was successfully repaired with a bovine pericardial felt strip.


KEY WORDS: Mitral annular aneurysm - MRSA - Infected endocarditis

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Issue published online: August 28, 2017
Manuscript accepted: January 27, 2017
Manuscript received: August 18, 2016

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Tamaki M, Kitamura H, Kimura A, Okawa Y. Successful surgical repair of rapid growth infected mitral annular aneurysm caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Chirurgia 2017;30:173-5. DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.17.04640-X

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kitamura@heart-center.or.jp