Accessory Leaflet of Tricuspid Valve Masquerading as Infective Endocarditis Preoperatively and Causing RVOT Obstruction Postoperatively

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Abstract

Accessory tricuspid valve tissue is a rare congenital anomaly. We report a case where preoperative echocardiogram was suggestive of infective vegetations over the tricuspid valve but intra-operatively it was found to be accessory tricuspid valve leaflets which were causing right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

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Bhargava, N. , Agrawal, S. , Tempe, D. and Satsangi, D. (2015) Accessory Leaflet of Tricuspid Valve Masquerading as Infective Endocarditis Preoperatively and Causing RVOT Obstruction Postoperatively. World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 5, 7-10. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2015.52002.

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