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Author Krishnamoorthy, K. M. ♦ Krishnamanohar, S. R.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiology
Abstract In a patient with native aortic valve endocarditis, transoesphageal echocardiography yielded a teddy bear appearance which is not reported so far. A perivalvular abscess ( right ear), the superior vena cava in cross section ( left ear) and the dilated ( post-stenotic) aortic root ( face) made up the teddy bear. This was not a cuddlesome toy but an ominous sign. The genesis of perivalvular abscess as well as the role of transoesphageal echocardiography in its diagnosis and treatment are briefly reviewed.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 4
Page Count 5
Starting Page 249
Ending Page 253