Journal of The Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158--159

Mitral valve leaflet abscess: A rare complication of infective endocarditis


Abhishek Rathore, B Prabhavathi, CN Manjunath 
 Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Abhishek Rathore
35, KSRTC Layout, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase, Bengaluru - 560 078, Karnataka
India

Infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium of heart and its great vessels. Infective endocarditis if complicated by abscess may lead to severe valvular insufficiency and intractable heart failure. Leaflet abscess although is a very rare complication, but if occurs, leads to increased morbidity and mortality. We report a case of 28-year-old female who had severe mitral valve regurgitation with mitral leaflet abscess confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography. She developed cardiogenic shock, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome with anemia, leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, liver dysfunction, acute renal failure, and splenic abscess. Due to these multiple comorbid conditions, it could be a very high-risk surgery. Hence, she was managed with medical therapy and responded well.


How to cite this article:
Rathore A, Prabhavathi B, Manjunath C N. Mitral valve leaflet abscess: A rare complication of infective endocarditis.J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging 2017;1:158-159


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Rathore A, Prabhavathi B, Manjunath C N. Mitral valve leaflet abscess: A rare complication of infective endocarditis. J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 21 ];1:158-159
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