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Echocardiographic findings in prolapsed aortic cusp with vegetation.
  1. M F Shiu,
  2. D J Coltart,
  3. M V Braimbridge


    A patient with severe aortic regurgitation showed abnormal echoes in the left ventricular outflow tract compatible with aortic vegetation or flail aortic cusp. At operation, a pedunculated vegetation on a prolapsed aortic cusp was found. The case illustrates some of the pitfalls in the echocardiographic distinction of the two conditions.

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