Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa following endocarditis and aortic valve surgery in an infant—Case report and exhaustive systematic review of pediatric cases

Aziez Ahmed, Pushpa Shivaram, Dala Zakaria

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (P-MAIVF) continues to be a rare diagnosis in children. Etiology, presentation, and management strategies are considerably different from adults. We report a fatal case of P-MAIVF with classical transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic findings complemented by CT imaging. The natural course of uncomplicated/asymptomatic P-MAIVF is largely unknown since most patients are offered surgery. We present an extensive literature review of pediatric P-MAIVF and highlight important differences from the adult form of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1495-1505
Number of pages11
JournalEchocardiography
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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