ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
BRUCELLA ENDOCARDITIS OF VSD PATCH AND SURGICAL TREATMENT
Mustafa Şırlak, Uğursay Kızıltepe, Zeynep Baştüzel Eğileten, Adnan Uysalel, Ercan Tutar, Semra Atalay, Hakkı Akalın
Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara
Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediyatrik Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara
Brucella endocarditis is a potentially fatal condition. Mostly prosthetic and native cardiac valves are involved, but involvement of ventricular septal defect (VSD) patch is very rare. We would like to share our experience with a case of brucella endocarditis of a prosthetic VSD patch. The patient had a recurrent VSD at first postoperative month. He was treated succesfully with debridement and reattachment of the same patch without replacement of prosthetic patch in addition to long term antibiotic treatment.
Keywords : Brucella, endocarditis, ventricular septal defect
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