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Intramyocardial paravalvular abscess after aortic valve replacement

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B Lutin ,

Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
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Y Van Belleghem,

Cardiac Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
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D Devos

Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
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Abstract

Myocardial abscess is a rare but life-threatening disease with various clinical presentations. We describe the case of a paravalvular abscess distending intramurally 7 years post surgery for aortic valve replacement. Early detection and urgent surgical intervention is essential for this otherwise fatal disease entity.

How to Cite: Lutin B, Belleghem YV, Devos D. Intramyocardial paravalvular abscess after aortic valve replacement. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(4):222–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.624
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Published on 01 Jul 2012.
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