An Unusual Case of Tricuspid Stenosis

Ferreira, Sara and Barbosa, Arsénio and Gomes, Filipa and Almeida, Jorge and Santos Almeida, Jorge and Amorim, Mário and Araújo, José Paulo (2018) An Unusual Case of Tricuspid Stenosis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (4). ISSN 2284-2594

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Tricuspid stenosis is an uncommon valvular abnormality commonly associated with other valvular lesions. Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital heart malformation characterized primarily by abnormalities of the tricuspid valve and right ventricle. Endomyocardial fibrosis is a restrictive cardiomyopathy observed in tropical and subtropical regions. It may cause right ventricular distortion with apparent apical displacement of the tricuspid valve, mimicking Ebstein’s anomaly. Eosinophilia is the most commonly cited aetiological link in endomyocardial fibrosis. Here we report the case of 42-year-old male patient who presented with heart failure and severe tricuspid stenosis where a diagnosis of hypereosinophilic syndrome was also established. This case represented a diagnostic challenge in the search for the definitive cause of the tricuspid stenosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tricuspid stenosis, hypereosinophilic syndrome, Ebstein´s anomaly, endomyocardial fibrosis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 09:38

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