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You are here: Contents > 2018-19 > Volume 27 Number 6 (2018-19) > CASE REPORT > The Great Gerbode Masquerade: Two Cases Secondary to Aortic and Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis

The Great Gerbode Masquerade: Two Cases Secondary to Aortic and Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis

Hogan Hudgins1, Ghannam Al-Dossari1, Patrick Roughneen1,2

1University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
2Electronic correspondence: ptroughn@utmb.edu

Gerbode defects are rare left ventricle to right atrial communications, often masquerading as other cardiac anomalies. The surgical management of two endocarditic Gerbode defects, using a technique of tricuspid valve

preservation, are reported. This endocarditic defect warrants increased awareness, given its common misdiagnosis and extensive destructive nature.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2018-19;27:335-337

The Great Gerbode Masquerade: Two Cases Secondary to Aortic and Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis

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