2014, Cilt 27, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 213-215
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Giant mitral valve vegetation
Elif TÜKENMEZ TİGEN1, Huseyin BİLGİN1, Beste OZBEN2, Kursat TİGEN2, Buket ERTÜRK SENGEL1
1Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Marmara University Hospital, Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Marmara University Hospital, Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey
Anahtar Kelimeler: Giant vegetation, Infective endocarditis, Septic embolism

We present a case of giant mitral valve vegetation in a 66-year-old woman whose clinical status deteriorated rapidly without allowing time for surgery. She died due to a septic embolism and multiorgan failure. Our aim is to stress that the risk of embolic complications is high in cases of large vegetations. The mortality rates are high and these patients should be managed immediately.

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