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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 86-88

Tumor plop in a febrile child: Unusual presentation of tricuspid valve endocarditis

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Anshuman Darbari
Assistant professor-CTVS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh - 249 201, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2211-4122.143979

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Tricuspid valve endocarditis in a structurally normal heart of child is extremely rare and mysterious disease, which may mimic several other illnesses. We are reporting here a six-year-old child who presented with prolonged fever and unusual auscultatory sound of tumor plop, later proven to having tricuspid valve endocarditis by 2D echocardiography. The patient underwent surgical excision of the vegetations with repair of the tricuspid valve leaflets with successful outcome.

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