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Tricuspid Endocarditis

3D Atlas - The Tricuspid Valve



Tricuspid endocarditis is relatively frequent in injective drug abusers.

2DE 4-chamber view showing a mass attached at the non-septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve.

3DE volume rendering of the valve seen en face from the ventricle allows precise localization of the mass on the posterior leaflet and to appreciate its size.

3DE volume rendering of the valve seen en face from the atrium allows visualization of the complex shape of the mass.

References

  1. Muraru D, Badano LP, Sarais C, et al. Evaluation of tricuspid valve morphology and function by transthoracic three-dimensional echocardiography. Curr Cardiol Rep 2011; 13:242-9
  2. Badano LP, Agricola E, Perez de Isla L, et a. Evaluation of the tricuspid valve morphology and function by transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography. Eur J Echocardiogr 2009; 10:477-84
  3. Muraru D, Badano LP. Assessment of tricuspid valve morphology and function. In: Badano LP, Lang RM, Zamorano, JL. Textbook of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography. Springer, London 2011: pagg.173-82