Vegetectomy: An alternative surgical treatment for infective endocarditis of the atrioventricular valves in drug addicts

C. F. Hughes, N. Noble

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Abstract

The case of a patient in whom two separate episodes of infective endocarditis were treated by excision of the infected vegetation ('vegetectomy') is reported. In carefully selected patients, early conservative operation may preserve the native valve and avoid the hazards of anticoagulative medication and prosthetic endocarditis in habitual drug abusers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-861
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume95
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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