Large mural vegetation attached to the left ventricular outflow tract: A case report

Bitigen A., Bayrak F. , Tigen K., Mutlu B.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.1, pp.55-56, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20061120
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-56


We describe an unusual case of staphylococcal endocarditis with vegetation attached to the left ventricular outflow endocardium in a patient with chronic severe aortic regurgitation that was diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography. There was no involvement of aortic valve endocardium confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardioaraphy, and macroscopically in the operation. This report confirms that chronic endocardial trauma may provide a fertile nidus for the development of bacterial vegetation.