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Case 10463

A complication of endocarditis: aorto-left atrial fistula

Author(s)
Gabelloni M, Fiorini S, Lorenzoni G, Cervelli R, Faggioni L, Bartolozzi C.

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,
University of Pisa, Italy
 
Patient
male, 80 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Aortic abscess: 2D and 3D images
     

    Axial image shows aortic abscess arising from the posterior aspect of the aortic root, bulging posteriorly towards the anterior wall of the left atrium

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiac; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Fistula;

    Multiplanar image reformation shows aortic abscess arising from the posterior aspect of the aortic root, bulging posteriorly towards the anterior wall of the left atrium

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Abscess;

    Volume Rendering view of aortic abscess

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiac; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Abscess;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Aorto-left atrial fistula: 2D and 3D images
     

    Multiplanar reformatted image showing aorto-left atrial fistula with contact between the upper and lower poles of the aortic abscess and the anterior left atrial wall

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Abscess;

    Multiplanar reformatted image showing the relationship between the aortic side of the fistula and aortic prosthesis

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Abscess;

    Volume Rendering view showing aortic abscess with aorto-left atrial fistulization

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Abscess;
     
     
Axial image shows aortic abscess arising from the posterior aspect of the aortic root, bulging posteriorly towards the anterior wall of the left atrium
 
Multiplanar image reformation shows aortic abscess arising from the posterior aspect of the aortic root, bulging posteriorly towards the anterior wall of the left atrium
 
Volume Rendering view of aortic abscess
 
Multiplanar reformatted image showing aorto-left atrial fistula with contact between the upper and lower poles of the aortic abscess and the anterior left atrial wall
 
Multiplanar reformatted image showing the relationship between the aortic side of the fistula and aortic prosthesis
 
Volume Rendering view showing aortic abscess with aorto-left atrial fistulization
 
 
 
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