Surgical Management of an Unusual Case of Right Atrial Endocarditis

Reddy Atipo-Galloye, Jean claude Edzan, Samuel Moumpala, Belvie Tseyi Ossere, Rochde Sayah


Right cardiac cavities infective endocarditis are often encoutered in drug abuse patients, with potential risk to evoluate to pulmonary emboli. Usually, medical treatment gives good results. In certain cases, surgical treatment may be necessary.
We report a case of right atrial infective endocarditis in old female patient, with moderate tricuspid valve regurgitation, and beneficiated of vegetectomy and right atrial wall repair with autologus pericardium.

Les endocardites infectieuses du cœur droit affectent habituellement les toxicomanes IV et ont un risque d’évolution vers l’embolie pulmonaire. Dans la plupart des cas, le traitement médical est suffisant. Mais dans certains cas, il faut recourir à la chirurgie.
Nous reportons un cas d’endocardite infectieuse du cœur droit chez une femme du troisième âge, avec régurgitation tricuspide. Elle a été traitée par végectomie et reconstruction de la paroi atriale par membrane péricardique autologue.


Right atrial, infective endocarditis, surgery

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