[2 cases of isolated tricuspid endocarditis following colonic intervention]

Acta Clin Belg. 1995;50(4):242-5. doi: 10.1080/17843286.1995.11718454.
[Article in French]


We report two cases of tricuspid valve endocarditis with related organisms (Enterococcus faecalis and Gemella morbillorum), some months after colonic operation. This association, without preexistent valvular pathology and without any other classical aetiology of tricuspid endocarditis, has only exceptionally been described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Colectomy / adverse effects*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Enterococcus faecalis / isolation & purification*
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Gram-Positive Cocci / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tricuspid Valve*