Mitral valve replacement in a patient with infective endocarditis and aneurysm of the cerebral artery: A case report

Senka Mesihović-Dinarević, Mirza Halimić, Zijo Begić, Almira Kadić, Mirsad Kacila, Edin Omerbašić, Nusreta Hadžimuratović, Eldin Burazerović

Abstract


Objective. Endocarditis can have profound and devastating neurological consequences, with the vast majority of these complications in patients with left-sided valvular disease. The approach to the acute management of stroke in children with infective endocarditis is limited by the inadequacy of published data on their clinical course and outcome. Case report. This case report presents a 12 year old girl with diagnosed endocarditis, complicated with intracranial hemorrhage, due to the rupture of an aneurysm of the peripheral branch medial cerebral artery and gradient therapeutic approach, with an excellent final result. Conclusion. Congestive heart failure resulting from valvular insufficiency required mitral valve replacement, after cerebral aneurysm clipping.

Keywords


Endocarditis; Intracranial hemorrhage; Aneurysm; Treatment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5644/ama2006-124.116

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