Fungal ball (Candida Tropicalis) causing near total occlusion of the inflow of a mitral bioprosthesis


Fungal ball (Candida Tropicalis) causing near total occlusion of the inflow of a mitral bioprosthesis


Najdat Bazarbashi,MD (+), Christos Alexiou, MD, PhD, FRCS(CTh), Mohammed Al-Otaiby*, MD

Associate Specialist, Department of ENT, Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering NN16 8UZ, U.K.


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 A 30-year old female patient who presented with multi-organ failure due to Fungal prosthetic mitral endocarditis (Candida Tropicalis in blood cultures) and critical mitral stenosis. At emergency redo mitral valve replacement, she was found to have a near total occlusion of the bioprosthetic mitral inflow by a fungal ball (also positive for Candida Tropicalis).


Keywords: Fungal ball, Candida Tropicalis, total occlusion, inflow , mitral bioprosthesis

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How to cite this article:
Najdat Bazarbashi, Christos Alexiou, and Mohammed Al-Otaiby. Fungal ball (Candida Tropicalis) causing near total occlusion of the inflow of a mitral bioprosthesis. International Journal of Case Reports, 2017 1:10.