Failure of transesophageal echocardiography to visualize a large mitral prosthesis vegetation detected solely by transthoracic echocardiography

Alexander Tenenbaum*, Enrique Z. Fisman, Zvi Vered, Bruno Beker, Michael Motro

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Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography yields a highly accurate diagnosis in the detection of valvular vegetations. We describe a case in which omniplane transesophageal echocardiography failed to demonstrate a large vegetation protruding from a Starr-Edwards mitral prosthesis, toward the left ventricular outflow tract. The vegetation could be detected solely by transthoracic echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-946
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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