a1 From the Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez, México
Mycotic aneurysms of the pulmonary trunk are a rare but recognized complication of infective endocarditis. They are usually associated with infected congenital heart lesions, and especially with persistent patency of the arterial duct. This report deals with a patient with a persistent duct and aortic coarctation who developed a mycotic aneurysm of the pulmonary trunk secondary to infective endocarditis. The lesion was evaluated before and after surgery by magnetic resonance imaging.
(Accepted July 15 1992)
c1 Dr. Fause Attie, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología lgnacio Chávez, Juan Badiano 1, Tlalpan, 14080 Mexico D.F., México. Tel. (5) 573-2911; Fax. (5) 573-09-94.