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Table 1 Prosthetic valve endocarditis cases diagnosed by combined computed tomography and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography

From: Combined computed tomography and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis: a case series

Case N° Prosthetic valve Blood cultures Initial TEE exploration Repeated TEE findings Surgical intervention Histological confirmation
1 Bentall composite graft Pseudomonas aeruginosa Negative Negative Y Y
2 Mechanic aortic valve Candida albicans Negative Negative Y Y
3 Bentall composite graft Sreptococcus bovis Negative Small peri-prosthetic abscess Y Y
4 Bentall composite graft Pseudomonas aeruginosa Negative Negative N _
5 Biological aortic valve MRSE Negative 12.7 mm vegetation Y Y
6 Biological aortic valve Staphylococcus lugdunensis Negative Peri-valve abscess N _
  1. MRSE, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis; TEE, transesophageal echocardiography; Y, Yes; N, No.