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Eustachian valve infective endocarditis
  1. Basma Hammad1,
  2. Yehia Saleh1,2,
  3. Abdallah Almaghraby1 and
  4. Mohamed Ayman Abdel-hay1
  1. 1 Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
  2. 2 Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yehia Saleh, yehia.saleh{at}


A 40-year-old woman presented with postoperative fever. Echocardiography revealed a large pedunculated cauliflower right atrial mass of heterogeneous echogenicity attached to the eustachian valve measuring about 2×3 cm. She underwent surgical excision, gross and microscopical examination were consistent with eustachian valve infective endocarditis.

  • valvar diseases
  • surgical diagnostic tests
  • infectious diseases

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  • Contributors YS, AA contributed to the writing, editing, formatting of the main manuscript and production of the figures. MA, BH provided care to the patient and revised the manuscript. BH, YS, AA, MA certify that all authors have contributed and met criteria for authorship.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Next of kin consent obtained.