Thrombosed prosthetic valve in Ebstein's anomaly: Evaluation with echocardiography and 64-slice cardiac computed tomography

World J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 26;4(7):240-1. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v4.i7.240.


Ebstein's anomaly (EA) is a rare cardiac congenital malformation with displacement of septal and posterior tricuspid leaflets, resulting in atrialization of the right ventricle. We report a case of EA in which the etiology of a malfunctioning prosthetic tricuspid valve is depicted on cardiac computed tomography to be as a result of thrombus lodged in the valve.

Keywords: Adult; Ebstein Anomaly/pathology; Tomography; X-ray computed/methods.