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Korean Circ J. 2011 Aug;41(8):482-485. English. Case Report.
Kim WS , Kang SH , Lee SA , Ryu MS , Park SH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Mokdong Hospital, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

Paravalvular abscess is a serious complication of infective endocarditis. The aortic valve and its adjacent ring are more susceptible to abscess formation and paravalvular extension than the mitral valve. A 15-years old patient with bicuspid aortic valve presented with staphylococcal tricuspid valve endocarditis complicated by para-aortic abscess that ruptured into the aortic sinus. We report the clinical, laboratory and echocardiographic features and treatment of this patient and conduct a literature review on this subject.

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